The body of a man who had gone missing during a search for a strip of sea sand was found on Sunday. The beach at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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Local police told the Marine Corps Times on Friday that 24-year-old Moses Muchai went missing on July 29 at North Topsail Beach on Topsail Island, North Carolina, about 30 minutes from the base.
A local fire brigade rescued her 12-year-old brother, who was searching with him.
“Unfortunately, Moses was too far away and another swimmer went downstairs before he could reach him,” city police chief William Youngkin said in a statement.
Swimmers from the North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, fire department did not get a hit despite several days of efforts.
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The Provost Marshal’s Office of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, received a call on Sunday morning, two days after Muchai went missing, that a body was found at the base’s Onslow Beach.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Moses Muchai during this terrible tragedy,” base spokesman First Lieutenant Ace A Padilla said in a statement to the Marine Corps Times.
According to Padilla, two other bodies have been washed away on the beach in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in the past 10 years.
Although Muchai was reportedly a civilian, the discovery of his body at a marine base recalls several marine drowning deaths over the years, including in North Carolina.
In May 2019, Lance Cpl. Justin A Hinds, 28, sank in the Emerald Isle, North Carolina.
In April, a Marine private First Class sank while swimming on a beach at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
a master sergeant She died on her wedding day in September 2019, swimming off the San Diego coast to save two children.
Youngkin told the Marine Corps Times that a similar drowning occurred on July 9 at North Topsail Beach, when 40-year-old Antwon Jackson died trying to rescue family members.