Holden Beach Police identify body of missing swimmer

HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The body of a man missing since Sunday afternoon has been found and identified.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, officials discovered the swimmer’s body around 10:45 p.m. on Sunday night.

Holden Beach Police Chief Wallace Layne said the body recovered is Richard Mullins of Kentucky.

Mullins had been missing since 3:30 p.m. Sunday near Holden Beach. 

Officials with the Tri-Beach Fire Dept., the Coast Guard, Brunswick Co. Emergency Management, Brunswick Co. EMS, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and its helicopter, Coastline Rescue, Oak Island Water Rescue and a helicopter from Charleston all assisted in the search.

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