Coroner’s office: 21-year-old was helping pull boy from rip current when he disappeared in ocean

Police said the body of missing swimmer 21-year-old Yannick Dbumeni-Ndaleu has been recovered in South Carolina. (Source: WMBF)
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 11:07 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 1:04 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The body of a missing swimmer has been recovered, according to police.

Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said the body of 21-year-old Yannick Dbumeni-Ndaleu of Silver Springs, Maryland washed ashore around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Crews with the Myrtle Beach Fire and Police Departments searched the area of 7th Avenue North on Monday afternoon for Dbumeni-Ndaleu.

He was later recovered near 54th Avenue North.

Willard said that he was helping another swimmer pull his son from a rip current when he disappeared in the waters.

He died of asphyxiation due to drowning, according to the coroner’s office.

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