Body identified as missing Louisiana man

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The body found Wednesday afternoon near the Summit Condominiums in Panama City Beach has been identified as that of a Louisiana man missing since Friday.

Police say William Collinsworth, 20, of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, and a friend went into the Gulf around 6:00 p.m. Friday, behind the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, and began to have trouble in rough surf conditions.

Collinsworth's friend made it to shore but Collinsworth did not.

Double red flags were flying at the time of Collinsworth's disappearance.