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Virginia Man's Body Found in Ocean City

Posted: 08/01/2017 19:09:00 -04:00 Updated:

OCEAN CITY, Md. - First responders find a Virginia man's body off the coast of Ocean City after witnesses called Ocean City dispatchers about distressed swimmers in the area of 1st street.

Members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol went off duty at their regularly scheduled time of 5:30 p.m. yesterday, Monday, July 31, after clearing all swimmers from the ocean.

At 7:19 p.m., Ocean City communications dispatchers started getting calls that reported seeing a person submerged in the water.

The Surf rescue technician’s working extended mobile patrol in the area, followed by Ocean City Fire Department rescue swimmers and members of the Coast Guard and Department of Natural Resources.

Rescue swimmers immediately began performing search and recovery diving techniques.

According to Ocean City Beach Patrol, the swimmer, 35-year-old Timothy Thompson, from Prince George, Va., was located shortly after the arrival of first responders and brought onto the beach where paramedics began CPR.

Ocean City EMS transported Thompson to Atlantic General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Ocean City Emergency Services Director Joseph Theobald said, “We urge our beach patrons to swim only when the lifeguards are on duty and to take the time to walk to and swim in front of the lifeguard. Our deepest sympathies are with the family who lost a loved one today.”

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