Brothers, 12 and 19, drown in Gulf of Mexico after arriving for Orange Beach vacation

Two brothers, ages 12 and 19, drowned Friday night off the Orange Beach coast soon after the vacationing family arrived, police said.

Lt. Steve Brown of the Orange Beach police department said the bodies of the brothers were recovered early Saturday.

The drownings occurred near the Perdido Pass area, Brown said.

“It’s a tragic incident,” Brown said.

The family, from the Baton Rouge, La., area, arrived in Orange Beach about 5 p.m. Friday and, after getting settled, the brothers went into the water, Brown said. The search after they went under began about 7 p.m. and was suspended about 12:30 a.m….