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.