19-Year-Old Goes Missing at Purple Horse Beach

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Montgomery County officials are searching for a 19-year-old man that went missing while swimming with friends at Purple Horse Beach Monday.

The teen went missing before 2 p.m. after his friends tried unsuccessfully to help him reach the shore.

Police began a land and river search but due to inclement weather they had to suspend it.

They were able to resume the search after storms moved through the area, but switched the purpose of the mission.

“In recovery mode, will search until dark,” tweeted Montgomery County Fire and Rescue PIO Scott Graham.

Stay with WNEW as we continue to get more information on the teen’s disappearance.

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