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UPDATE: Swimmer Dies After Rescue In Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - A 17-year-old male has died after reportedly getting caught in a rip current in the ocean.

Ocean City officials say a call came in around 2:00 PM about a distress swimmer at 92nd Street and the beach. An initial report shows the teen was caught in a rip current, and became submerged under the water. An Ocean City Beach Patrol Surf Rescue Technician was the first in the water. They were then assisted in the search by Ocean City Fire, Police, Beach Patrol, US Coast Guard, and Maryland State Police. An OC air show participant also assisted from above. There were reportedly 30 rescue swimmers involved.

Officials say the teen was eventually located, alive. He was treated on scene by EMS, before being taken to Atlantic General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The victim's name is being withheld at this time.

Ocean City officials are reminding swimmers to check with the on-duty lifeguard before heading into the water, to find out about current conditions like rip currents, inclement weather, and dangerous shorebreaks.

 

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