Montgomery County Teen Dies After Being Caught in Ocean City Riptide

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UPDATED: 3:42 p.m. June 3

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WNEW/AP) — An 18-year-old man from Montgomery County has died after getting caught in a rip current while swimming in Ocean City, officials say.

Town spokeswoman Jessica Waters says three swimmers got caught in a riptide about 4:30 p.m. Monday near the 137th Street beach.

An Ocean City Beach Patrol Surf Rescue Technician was the first to enter the water and quickly rescued two of the swimmers. The third swimmer, identified as Don Pen Soh Boma of Burtonsville, had gone underwater and was not immediately located.

In all, 15 rescue swimmers from the town’s Beach Patrol and Fire Department responded and were eventually able to locate the victim. Lifesaving measures were taken, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Atlantic General Hospital in nearby Berlin.

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