A man who went into the ocean is missing and a little girl died after she went swimming in Ocean City over the holiday weekend.
Captain Butch Arbin of the Ocean City Patrol tells WBAL NewsRadio 1090 that both incidents were preventable. Both victims went swimming when lifeguards were not on duty.
Arbin says the 8-year-old was apparently knocked down by a wave and pulled out by a rip current at the Inlet.
"She was located off shore. The currents around the Inlet jetty because of the back Bay emptying out are pretty strong," says Arbin.