Body washes up in Margate

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MARGATE – The body of a young male that washed up on Huntington Avenue beach here around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 13 has been positively identified as the child who went missing in the surf Sunday.

Margate Police Chief David Wolfson said just a few minutes after the discovery that he was not sure exactly who found the victim but officers and firefighters were on the scene. Wolfson said the Atlantic County Medical Examiners Office had been notified and were en route to the beach to attempt to make identification. According to Wolfson the boy was positvely identified by Atlantic City Police Department Khitan Devine of Philadelphia. He was retrieved from the ocean by members of the Margate City Beach Patrol.  

The Coast Guard has been searching for a missing boy who is believed to have gotten caught in a rip current while swimming with family members near the Atlantic City Boardwalk on Sunday. At approximately 7:10 p.m.  The Atlantic City Police Department notified the Coast Guard Station Atlantic City about the missing child.

Crews aboard two 25-foot Response Boat from Station Atlantic City, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and Atlantic City police officers have searched for the missing child for several days. 

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