Authorities have released the name of a 15-year-old boy who died after falling from a boat into the Trent River Monday afternoon.

According to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, New Bern High School freshman Tanner Webb was the teen who fell from a 21-foot boat into the Trent River. It happened near Gull Pointe in River Bend before 4:30 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard said.

Teams using sonar found the 15-year-old's body in the Trent River near River Bend at about 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, said Brandon Lyon of N.C. Wildlife. The body was discovered not far from where the teen fell after search crews made a second pass in the area.

"There wasn't a lot of current so we didn't think the body would move that far. That's what led us to continue to search that area," said N.C. Wildlife Officer Kyle Van Althuise.

The body was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital for an autopsy.

The 15-year-old Webb was a left-handed pitcher at New Bern High School. Students have created a makeshift memorial in his name on the school's baseball field.

"I mean, my heart is broken," said Gary Smith, Webb's baseball coach at New Bern High School. "One of the first times in my life as a teacher and a coach and a parent, kids are always asking for answers and I had no answers."

Officials said extra counselors were at the school Tuesday and are there Wednesday. Additional counseling will be provided as needed.

Lyon said six people, all younger than 18, were on the boat when the 15-year-old fell. The teen was reportedly not wearing a life jacket, the Coast Guard said.

The Wildlife Resources Commission said the exact cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Craven County sheriff candidate Chip Hughes said the boat is registered to his deceased father-in-law. Hughes told NewsChannel 12 his son was on that boat when the accident happened. Although there is no word on who the driver was, Hughes said "they had taken proper boater courses."

The Coast Guard, boat teams from various fire departments, and Cherry Point's PEDRO helicopter spent hours searching Webb Monday. The search resumed Tuesday morning with crews from outside Eastern Carolina, including teams out of Burke and Hertford Counties, coming in to assist.

"We're just very thankful for the number of resources enacted that we had available," said Stanley Kite, the director of Craven County Emergency Services. "Many times with an incident like this, it's unusual and you're very limited."

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The Wildlife Resources Commission is in charge of  the investigation because the incident happened in a navigable waterway.

The District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case with the Wildlife Resources Commission to determine if charges will be filed. Regardless of the decision, the name of the teen driving the boat won't be released because of age.

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Crews have recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy who fell from a boat into the Trent River Monday afternoon.

According to Brandon Lyon of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, teams  using sonar found the body in the Trent River near River Bend at about 12:55 p.m. Tuesday. Divers then went into the water to confirm.

Shortly after, the body was brought to shore and taken to a hospital.

Officials have not released the identity of the deceased 15-year-old, who fell off a 21-foot boat into the Trent River near River Bend's Gull Pointe before 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Lyon said six people, all younger than 18, were on the boat when the 15-year-old fell. The teen was reportedly not wearing a life jacket, the Coast Guard said.

There's no word on exactly how the accident happened.

The Coast Guard, boat teams from various fire departments, and Cherry Point's PEDRO helicopter spent hours searching for the teen Monday. The search resumed Tuesday morning with crews from outside Eastern Carolina, including teams out of Burke and Hertford Counties, coming in to assist.

(CLICK HERE: Photos of the scene.)