19-year-old Steward Spencer III and 12-year-old Joshua Spencer from Baton Rouge tragically drowned last night while visiting family in Orange Beach, Alabama.

KATC reports the brothers got lost in the surf while swimming about 20 yards from the beach Friday night.

The search began last night after a witness saw one of the boys disappear in the surf, but never surfaced. Authorities found both of the boys' bodies earlier this morning.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the boys, the Spencer family, and their friends.

wbrz.com