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Body of missing swimmer found at Holden Beach

Posted July 9
Updated July 10

— 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.

Multiple agencies searching for missing swimmer at Holden Beach

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.

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  • Thomas Williams Jul 10, 1:17 p.m.
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    Very sad, when one is going to the beach to have fun, and it turns out to be something entirely different. I hate it for his family, etc.