Rehoboth Beach swimmer group, 31, washes ashore in Delaware: report

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The body of a 31-year-old man who went missing while swimming off Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Sunday has been found after an extensive search.

Richard A. Boateng, of Savage, Maryland, was last seen in the ocean surf off Rehoboth Avenue Beach around 5:45 p.m. Sunday, the Rehoboth Beach Police Department said.

The area is in the town of Rehoboth Beach, where President Biden has a vacation home.

Boateng’s body was found Monday morning on the beach of North Shores, a small community just north of Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach Fire Company Chief Chuck Snyder told Delaware Online.

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Richard A. Boateng

Richard A. Boateng, 31, was last seen in the ocean surf off Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, near Rehoboth Avenue on Sunday. (Rehoboth Beach Police Department)

After several 911 calls Sunday, a multi-agency search and rescue effort was launched to find Boateng.

Members of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol, Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department, US Coast Guard, Delaware State Police and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife joined the search.

Richard A. Boateng

The body of Richard Boateng was found washed ashore in a community north of Rehoboth Beach on Monday morning, according to authorities and a local report. (Rehoboth Beach Police Department)

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A witness told WGMD that he saw someone raise his hand out of the ocean and realized that the swimmer needed help.

“Then I started shouting ‘Help! We need a rescuer.’ We were shouting, shouting, shouting and finally when I turned to this side. I can’t see him. He raised a hand and drowned,” said the witness.

Officials had warned of high tides throughout the holiday weekend.

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Fox News Digital reached out to the Rehoboth Police Department but did not immediately hear back.

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