Body of missing swimmer recovered on NC beach, police say

The body of a missing swimmer in Holden Beach has been found. (Source: Amanda B. Stevens)

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. (WECT) – The body of a Kentucky man who went missing while swimming in Holden Beach was found late Sunday night.

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According to Holden Beach officials, the man was identified as Richard Mullins of Kentucky.

Officials said his body was discovered by a passerby on the shoreline on the east end of the island, not far from where he was last seen.

During the search Sunday afternoon, Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne said he believed Mullins got caught in a rip current.

Layne said Mullins was with two other swimmers at the time. He said the two others had been found safe.

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