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2nd Swimmer Dies Wednesday in OC Due to Rough Surf

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- Wednesday turned out to be a deadly day on the beaches of Ocean City as a second swimmer drowned late in the afternoon.

At approximately 5:45 p.m., multiple off-duty beach patrol employees responded back to the beach to assist in a water rescue. In addition, Ocean City Fire Department rescue swimmers and Ocean City police officers responded to the scene, which unfolded near the area of 9th Street and the beach.

The swimmer, a 49-year-old male from Rosedale, Md., was treated on scene and transported by Ocean City EMS to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, where he was later pronounced deceased.  “Today is a sad day for the entire Ocean City community,” said Ocean City Director of Emergency Services Joe Theobald.  “Throughout the day, our SRT's were educating the public about the rough surf and dangerous rip currents. Our emergency personnel did an extraordinary job and had they not responded as quickly and professionally as they did, today could have been much worse.”

Due to rough surf and strong rip currents, swimming restrictions are currently in place. Beachgoers should check in with the lifeguard on duty every time you come to the beach and are reminded to keep your feet in the sand until a lifeguard is in the stand.  After Labor Day, lifeguards are strategically located along the 10 miles of Ocean City beaches with multiple mobile patrols on duty as well. Lifeguard service continues until Sunday, Sept. 21.

“We urge our beach patrons to take the time to walk to and swim in front of the lifeguard,” Theobald continued.  “Our deepest sympathies are with the two families who lost loved ones today.  We will certainly have them in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
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