Police ID man who drowned while swimming at shore

(Wildwood Police Department)

WILDWOOD, N.J. (WHTM) – Police have released the name of a central Pennsylvania man who drowned while swimming in the ocean in Wildwood.

Hany Mohamed, 35, of Middletown, was pronounced dead at a hospital Sunday afternoon, Wildwood police said.

Lifeguards went into the water to rescue several swimmers in distress and once back on shore they discovered Mohamed was missing.

Police, fire, and beach patrol units spent two hours searching for Mohamed before surfers found his body floating in the water.

The two swimmers rescued were in Mohamed’s family, police said.

This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Mohamed’s first name.

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