Man’s body found washed ashore on Ocean City beach, police say

OCEAN CITY, Md. – In Ocean City Tuesday morning police say the body of a man washed up here on the beach leaving many residents and visitors concerned.

“It’s just a horrible thing that had happened and I’m at a loss for words,” said Mike Cisto, a Pennsylvania resident.

“You’re kind in paradise and this happens to you,” said Cisto.

Police say the body was found at around 7:15 AM by public works crews who were surveying the beach after a recent oil spill. They say the victim who was found in the area of 14th street is estimated to have been in his 50’s.

Shortly after his body was found police, EMS, a medical examiner, and onlookers surrounded the area.

“It’s kind of crazy,” said Drew Haugh, an Ocean City resident.

“I tapped on my phone and I checked the Commander their webcam to see how the waves were and then I saw all these cops and people on the beach,” said Haugh.

Police say they still don’t know how or when the man died. They hope an autopsy will help answer some of those questions.

People we spoke to say this isn’t something that normally happens during the off-season in the resort town.

“But this time when there’s not a whole lot of people in town and all of a sudden a body washes up that’s a little crazy,” said Haugh.

They add they’re thinking about the family of the victim.

“You obviously feel bad for the family whether they’re around here now or not or whether they get a call once they identify who it is,” said Haugh.

Police say they are not aware of any missing person at this time and that right now they do not suspect foul play.

Police say if you have any information related to this incident you should contact them at 410-723-6610. Callers may remain anonymous.

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