Community comes together to remember teen who disappeared at beach

Gloucester County Sheriff's Office said a citizen found Chad Shetterly's body Sunday morning while walking their dog on the beach.

GLOUCESTER, Va. (WVEC) -- Amanda Robbins said she can only imagine the pain Chandler Shetterly's family is feeling. She knew Shetterly as Chad, and grew up with his older sister.

Gloucester County Sheriff's Office said a citizen found Chad's body Sunday morning while walking their dog on the beach.

"If that person wasn't there who's to say he wouldn't have moved more and they wouldn't have been able to find him," said Robbins.

Thirteen year old Shetterly went missing last Friday after swimming at Gloucester Point Beach with his family.

The Coast Guard and several other agencies searched for him over the weekend until Saturday morning when the search was called off.

Robbins said she and her family came out Saturday searching for Shetterly as well.

"To know that they were going through that it upset me really bad. It upset my whole family," said Robbins.

Robbins put a post on Facebook, organizing a candlelight vigil for Shetterly's family.

She said it was her way of showing Shetterly's family the community is supporting them during this difficult time.

"In times like this, a lot of people feel alone. They feel like they don't have anybody to talk to. In Gloucester when something bad happens the one good thing I can say about it, everybody comes together," said Robbins.

The candlelight vigil is planned for 6 p.m. Monday at Gloucester Point Beach. 

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