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Police: Drowning Caused Rehoboth Beach Man's Death

Posted: 07/18/2017 11:27:00 -04:00 Updated:
Todd McKee (Photo provided by Rehoboth Beach Police Department) Todd McKee (Photo provided by Rehoboth Beach Police Department)

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Rehoboth Beach police say drowning was the cause of death of a man whose body was found Friday morning on a beach.

At around 5:45 a.m. Friday, members of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, Delaware State Police, and the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a human body in the surf in the area of Ocean Drive and Farview Road in the North Shores community.

Along with police and fire personnel, Sussex County Paramedics arrived on scene and found the body of 50-year-old Todd J. McKee on the beach. 

On Monday, police announced that the Delaware Division of Forensic Science ruled the cause of death to be drowning. No foul play is suspected, according to police. 

Prior to finding McKee's body, police issued a Gold Alert because he was reported missing. That alert was canceled following the discovery.

McKee's partner, Jeff Guaracino, president and CEO of Wawa Welcome America, issued issued the following statement on behalf of the McKee family:

“We are devastated by the news that our beloved partner, son, and brother Todd’s body was found on a beach this morning. As we mourn the loss of this beautiful and kind man, we want to thank the Rehoboth Beach police, city and state officials and the community he so loved and adopted as his home, for helping to bring Todd back to us. We would also like to thank everyone who has reached out to support us during this difficult week.  We ask for your continued prayers to give us strength as we grieve.”

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