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17-year-old swimmer dies after rescue attempt at Ocean City

A 17-year-old swimmer died Friday at Ocean City after apparently being caught in a rip current, authorities said. It was the second drowning this month at the Atlantic Ocean beach, one of the region’s most popular summer resorts.

Rescuers were called about 2 p.m. Friday about a swimmer who had gone under near 92nd Street, authorities said. About 30 rescue swimmers from a half-dozen agencies searched for the missing teen. After being found, the teen was taken to a hospital, where he died. His name was not released immediately.

In the earlier incident, an 18-year-old from Burtonsville, Md., in Montgomery County, died June 2 also after being caught in what was described as a rip current. Two people with him were rescued in the incident near 137th Street.

The city advises swimmers to check with a lifeguard, on each visit, about rip currents and other hazards before going in the water.

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