Coroner: 21-year-old drowns while trying to save boy caught in rip current
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF/Gray News) - A man drowned and his body has been recovered after authorities say he was trying to help a boy escape a rip current.
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.
Willard said the 21-year-old disappeared in the water while he was helping another swimmer pull their son from a rip current.
WMBF reports rescue crews in Myrtle Beach were searching the area for Dbumeni-Ndaleu since his disappearance.
Dbumeni-Ndaleu died of asphyxiation due to drowning, according to the coroner’s office.
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