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Pa. man drowns at Ocean City

September 13, 1997

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man drowned Saturday while swimming near the shore, Ocean City police said.

Kenneth Angle, 55, of Mercersburg, Pa. was swimming alone Saturday morning when a rip current pulled him several hundred yards from shore.

A vacationer heard Angle crying for help at 9:46 a.m., about 15 minutes before lifeguards were scheduled to go on duty.

But police said Angle drowned before Beach Patrol rescuers could reach him.

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