Body of missing swimmer recovered at Holden Beach

Body of missing swimmer recovered at Holden Beach

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. — The body of a missing swimmer in Holden Beach has been found.

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

Layne said the Hispanic man in his 20s was reported missing around 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the east end of the beach.

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Police haven't released the name of the swimmer.

Layne said the swimmer was with two others but that they were found safe.

Layne said several agencies were involved in the search, including the Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard.