There was a little excitement near Joe Biden’s beach home.
A body washed ashore at North Shores Beach, just a short distance from Rehoboth Beach, where Biden has his summer home.
It turned out to be the body of a man who had disappeared from Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, reported Fox News.
The last time anyone saw Richard A. Boateng, 31, he had been in the surf at Rehoboth Avenue’s beach.
He must have been caught in an undertow because he was never seen again in that area.
When the body washed ashore at North Shores Beach, which is just north of Rehoboth, officials realized it was the man who had been reported missing.
Rehoboth Beach Fire Company Chief Chuck Snyder confirmed that the body found was Boateng’s.
According to witnesses, they saw a man in the ocean raise his hand for help, then he was gone.
The witness stated, "Then I started shouting ‘Help! We need a lifeguard.’ We were shouting, shouting, shouting, and finally when I turned to this side. I can’t see him. He just lifted his hand and he drowned."
After the call came in, a massive search was undertaken by Rehoboth Beach Patrol, Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard, Delaware State Police, and the state’s Division of Fish and Wildlife.
This time of year, the riptide can be brutal, and officials had issued a local warning but unfortunately, far too many people disrespect the power of the ocean, especially during these big holiday weekends.
It literally takes only a few seconds for a wave to knock you off your feet, then the riptide just pushes you out to sea. Before you know it, you are 20 to 30 yards away from where you were and swallowing water... and then it is over.
Rehoboth Beach Police have not yet responded to inquiries for more details on the incident.