Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 4:00am
UPDATE: Swimmer Caught in OC Rip Current ID'd
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has identified the young man who died Monday night after being caught in a rip current in Ocean City.
18-year-old Don Pen Soh Boma of Burtonsville, Maryland died Monday night at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin as a result of accidental drowning; he had been pulled from the Ocean off the 137th Street beach around 4:30 Monday afternoon by a team of 15 rescue swimmers.
Boma was swimming with two other people, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, both from Montgomery County, Maryland, when they got stuck in the rip current; the other two swimmers were rescued by an Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard.
Ocean City officials and the OC Beach Patrol are reminding everyone of safety precautions when swimming at the beach. It's recommended that beachgoers check in with a lifeguard when they arrive to find out the current water conditions
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