Body of missing swimmer found at Holden Beach
Posted July 9
Updated July 10
Holden Beach, N.C. — Officials on Sunday night discovered the body of a 24-year-old swimmer who had gone swimming that afternoon.
The body of Richard Mullins, of Kentucky, was discovered around 10:30 p.m. in the surf on the east end of Holden Beach near the Lockwood Folly Inlet.
According to Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne, Mullins got caught in a rip current along with three other swimmers, who were safely removed from the water.
The HBPD was notified around 3:30 Sunday afternoon about the missing swimmers.
Multiple recent accidents and deaths involving rip currents have prompted emergency crews to remind ocean swimmers to use caution and never swim alone.