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18-year-old hospitalized after Ocean City water rescue

An 18-year-old from Montgomery County was hospitalized Monday after getting caught in a rip tide while swimming in Ocean City, authorities said.

An initial rescue call for three swimmers stuck in the water near 137th Street went out around 4:30 p.m., according to Ocean City Beach Patrol.

A beach patrol responder quickly rescued two of the swimmers but was unable to find the third, police said. A team of 15 rescue swimmers from beach patrol, Ocean City Fire Department, Maryland State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard eventually found the teenager, who was taken to Atlantic General Hospital after being treated at the scene, police said.

His name and condition at the hospital were not released.

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