Authorities Recover Body of Missing Maryland Swimmer After Massive Beach Search

Richard Boateng on a photo

Author­i­ties found the body of a miss­ing Mary­land swim­mer who dis­ap­peared off a Delaware beach. An exten­sive overnight search end­ed trag­i­cal­ly after the man’s remains washed ashore.

31-year-old Richard Boateng of Sav­age, Mary­land went miss­ing while swim­ming at Rehoboth Beach on Sun­day evening. Life­guards ini­ti­at­ed search efforts after 911 calls report­ed a swim­mer in distress.

Mul­ti­ple agen­cies aid­ed the urgent res­cue oper­a­tion, scour­ing the waters late into the night. But Boateng’s body was recov­ered the next morn­ing on a beach just north of Rehoboth.

Rip cur­rents and high surf posed haz­ards all hol­i­day week­end due to off­shore storms. Offi­cials warned beach­go­ers to exer­cise cau­tion near the tur­bu­lent waters.

Despite exhaus­tive attempts to find the miss­ing man alive, the mas­sive search con­clud­ed with the grim dis­cov­ery of his body the next day. Author­i­ties said no foul play is sus­pect­ed in Boateng’s drown­ing death.

The haz­ardous swim­ming con­di­tions like­ly con­tributed to the swim­mer dis­ap­pear­ing in what offi­cials called a trag­ic loss of life. It’s a sober­ing reminder to respect the pow­er of the ocean amid risky currents.

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