June 22, 2017
The body of the teenage boy who drowned while trying to rescue his friend was found Thursday morning on an Atlantic City beach.
Ramon Quinn, 15, had jumped into the water last week when he saw his friend, Kaliy-ah Hand, struggling. Hand, 16, also drowned. Her remains were found earlier this week on a Margate beach by police.
An Atlantic City resident found the Quinn's body on the Morris Avenue beach at 9:13 a.m. Thursday.
Witnesses and police have said the two were in the ocean with a group of friends. As they made their way back to shore, Hand began to struggle in a rip current.
Quinn stayed behind and tried to help Hand, but they were both pulled further out toward the jetty and struggled until they were pulled under water, according to police.
Hand's father, Dirk Spence, 45, of Atlantic City, called Quinn a "hero" last week. At the time, he said his grieving process could not fully begin until the Pleasantville teen was found.