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Updated: O.C. Officials ID Swimmer Who Died After Being Caught in Riptide

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Scene of Monday afternoon's incident in Ocean City. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16) Scene of Monday afternoon's incident in Ocean City. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16)

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WBOC/AP)- Officials in Ocean City have released the name of a swimmer who died after being caught in a rip current.

The victim was identified as 18-year-old Don Pen Soh Boma, of Burtonsville, Md., according to Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters.

Boma was pronounced dead Monday evening at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He had been pulled from the water earlier Monday by a team of 15 rescue swimmers.

Waters said three swimmers got caught in the riptide about 4:30 p.m. Monday near the 137th Street beach. The Ocean City Beach Patrol said one of its lifeguards was able to rescue two of the swimmers, but the third could not be immediately found.

Boma was found after 5 p.m., according to Lindsay O'Neal, an Ocean City Police Department spokeswoman.

Ocean City Beach Patrol officials are reminding beachgoers to check in with a lifeguard on duty every time they go to the beach. The lifeguard will inform beachgoers of current conditions on the beach, including signs of inclement weather, rip currents and dangerous shorebreaks, officials said.

 
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