Search ends for missing D.C. swimmer
Authorities have called off the search for a man who went missing while swimming in Ocean City.
The Coast Guard ended its search about 5 p.m. Sunday after checking 895 nautical miles of ocean by boat and helicopter for 20 hours.
Ocean City Beach Patrol Capt. Butch Arbin said four men went into the water several hours after lifeguards at 20th Street had left for the evening Saturday and ran into trouble. Arbin said rescue teams and a surfer pulled three men from the water. The fourth, described as a 23-year-old Hispanic man from the District, was not found.
Jakeline Ruiz Reyes identified the missing man as her 20-year-old boyfriend, Melkes Delgado. She says Reyes is the father of their young child.
Officials say lifeguards rescued more than 250 people caught in rip currents caused by Hurricane Danielle on Saturday.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| August 30, 2010; 1:38 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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