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Body of L.I. Teacher Found in Indonesia



    Body of L.I. Teacher Found in Indonesia
    Danny Bobis

    The Long Island high school teacher who disappeared while surfing in Indonesia over the weekend was found dead Thursday.

    The body of 32-year-old Danny Bobis was found Thursday morning in the waters off Sumatra island, the New York Post reported, citing state-run Antara news agency reports.

    A friend of the Bobis family, Jamie Imerese, said on Facebook the family was notified Wednesday night that a body was found up the coast by fishermen.

    "They immediately traveled together in hopes that it was a coincidence. It was not," said Imerese. "They positively identified Danny."

    His body was taken to a hospital for autopsy and will be cremated in the provincial capital of Bandar Lampung at his family's request, the Post said.

    Bobis was on a six-week remote-island vacation with his wife and another friend. He was riding 12-foot waves when he disappeared at about 9 a.m. local time Sunday.

    Bobis was a math teacher, a mentor for kids in his Long Beach community, and the co-founder of the Long Beach Surfer's Association. He coached the state's only high-school surf team.

    A memorial page for Bobis has been set up on Facebook.