Missing Swimmer's Body Found At NC Coast

HOLDEN BEACH, NC — The Coast Guard confirms the body of a missing swimmer has been found at Holden Beach.

Multiple agencies were looking for the missing swimmer Sunday afternoon.

According to Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne, they believe the swimmer got caught in a rip current.

Layne said the missing swimmer was with two others. He said the two others have been found safe.

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Layne said the missing swimmer was a Hispanic male in his mid-20s.

The Holden Beach Police Department, Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Brunswick County Fire Department, Brunswick County EMS, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Coast Guard, Oak Island Water Rescue, and the Coast Line Rescue Squad all searched for the missing swimmer.

The Holden Beach Police Department was notified around 3:30 Sunday afternoon about the missing swimmers.

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