Thornhurst, Pennsylvania man drowns while swimming off Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, NJ (WPVI) — A Pennsylvania man drowned Thursday afternoon while swimming in the sea off Ocean City, New Jersey.

City officials identified the victim as 56-year-old Shawn Reilly of Thornhurst, Pennsylvania.

Reilly was in the water on an unprotected beach on 12th Street when trouble broke out around 12 p.m

City officials say Reilly’s 21-year-old son tried to help his father when he also got into trouble.

Three lifeguards got into the water and brought the two men to the beach.

Reilly was later pronounced dead.

The condition of the man’s son was initially unknown.

The Ocean City Beach Patrol always reminds swimmers to only enter the water when a lifeguard is present.

The following beaches will be lifeguarded from Tuesday September 6, 2022 to Sunday September 11, 2022.

  • St. Karl (Saturday & Sunday only)
  • 10th Street (Saturday & Sunday only)
  • 11th Street (Saturday & Sunday only)
  • 12th Street (Saturday & Sunday only)
  • 34th Street (Saturday & Sunday only)

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