Body Washes Ashore On Maryland Beach

Police in Ocean City are working to identify the man found in the surf early Tuesday morning. WRDE's Mallory Metzner reports.

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WRDE/NBC News) — Police in Ocean City, Maryland are investigating after a body was reported in the surf around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the Ocean City Police Department says a public works crew was surveying the beach due to the recent oil spill in Delaware when they spotted the body and called 911.

At least one guest at a nearby hotel also spotted the body.

“I had a lady that was checking out, probably right around 7:30, 7:40 this morning,” said Commander Hotel Guest Services Manager Tanya Hill. “She came down. She was quite hysterical. I asked what was wrong and she said she had gone out on her balcony this morning, had some coffee and saw the body wash up on shore.”

A portion of the beach was closed for several hours as the body was removed.

Investigators say the body is that of a white adult male and that there were no known missing persons in the area at the time the investigation began.

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