OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Ocean City Beach Patrol reports one swimmer was hospitalized after an afternoon water rescue on 137th street Monday afternoon. Beach Patrol says several first responders searched the water for a missing swimmer shortly after 4:30 p.m.
The initial report from the Ocean City Beach Patrol states three swimmers entered the ocean in the area of 137th street and were caught in a rip current. An Ocean City Beach Patrol Surf Rescue Technician was the first to enter the water, quickly rescuing two of the swimmers. The third swimmer, whose name is not being released, was unable to be immediately located.
15 rescue swimmers from the town’s Beach Patrol and Fire Department responded and were eventually able to locate the missing swimmer. Maryland State Police Trooper 4 and the United States’ Coast Guard personnel also helped with the rescue.
According to Ocean City Beach Patrol, the missing swimmer, an 18-year-old from Montgomery County, was treated on scene by EMS personnel and then transported to Atlantic General Hospital. His current condition is unknown.