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Update: Missing Ocean City swimmer is Philadelphia teen

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Reports are saying that the 14-year-old boy who went missing after he and friends went swimming in the ocean off a Ninth Street jetty in Ocean City on Sunday night has been identified as Philadelphia teenager Corinthian Hammond.

ABC6 reports the boy is from Hunting Park.

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Officials suspended their search late Monday afternoon after nearly a full day of searching by air and by sea. Hammond and his friends were pulled in by a current around 7 p.m. Sunday night. All were able to get out of the water — or were rescued — but Hammond remains missing.

Lifeguards were off duty at the time. Reports say that the Ocean City Fire Department and Beach Control are continuing the search.

 
 
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