Richard A. Boateng Wiki – Richard A. Boateng Biography
Richard A Boateng, 31, of Savage, Maryland, was found around 6 a.m. this morning on North Shores beach, according to Delaware Online. He was in town with his girlfriend and others and was last seen in the ocean around 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The Rehoboth Beach 911 center received about six calls reporting a man in distress on Rehoboth Avenue, leading to the start of the search for Boateng. Off-duty Rehoboth Beach Patrol guards along with other beach patrols went searching in the water while holding on to a rope as the waves swept them away.
Richard A. Boateng was 31 years old.
A witness named Mohan told WGMD: ‘I thought someone was waving their hand. He was probably screaming ‘help’ and suddenly we realized that yes, he needed help.’ Mohan proceeded to shout for help to get the attention of first responders, but claims that when he looked back for Boateng he could no longer see him. The Sussex County Lifesaving Association met Sunday night and continued searching for the missing man. Lifeguards, the Coast Guard, state police, Rehoboth police, volunteer firefighters and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control were unable to find Boateng. The search continued well into the night with Coast Guard boats and a helicopter. Parachute flares were also launched into the sky in an attempt to detect Boateng. Boateng’s body was recovered early Monday morning on the beach in North Shores, a small community north of Rehoboth.