Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina said the body of 21-year-old Yannick Dbumeni-Ndaleu was recovered at approximately 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to Willard, Dbumeni-Ndaleu is a Silver Spring resident. Willard said that the Silver Spring man was helping another man pull his son from a rip current when he disappeared under the water.
The Myrtle Beach Police Department and Fire Department searched the area of 7th Avenue North on Monday afternoon, but were unable to find the body. Dbumeni-Ndaleu’s body was recovered at approximately 3:30am on Tuesday and it was determined that he died of asphyxiation due to drowning, according to the coroner’s office.