The body of a 31-year-old man who disappeared Sunday while swimming off Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, has been found after a wide-ranging search.
Richard A. Boateng, of Savage, Maryland, was last seen in the ocean surf off the beach area of Rehoboth Avenue around 5:45 p.m. Sunday, the Rehoboth Beach Police Department said.
The area is in the town of Rehoboth Beach, where President Biden has a vacation home.
Boateng’s body was found Monday morning on the beach in North Shores, a small community north of Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach Fire Company chief Chuck Snyder told Delaware Online.
After several emergency calls on Sunday, an inter-agency search and rescue operation was launched to find Boateng.
Members of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol, the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department, the US Coast Guard, the Delaware State Police and the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife all participated in the search.
A witness told WGMD he saw someone raise their hand out of the sea and realized the swimmer needed help.
“Then I started, ‘Help!’ to call. “We need a lifeguard.” We yelled, yelled, yelled and finally I rolled over onto this side. I can not see him. He just raised his hand and drowned,” the witness said.
Officials had warned of strong currents over the holiday weekend.
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