Missing 9-year-old swimmer's body found on Hunting Island

Source: WTOC
Source: WTOC

HUNTING ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - Officials say the body of a missing 9-year-old boy was found Wednesday morning by park rangers on Hunting Island.

The Beaufort County coroner says the body is that of 9-year-old Tyreck Parker.

His body was found early Wednesday morning just before police and DNR were to resume searching for Parker, who went missing on Memorial Day.

Parker vanished Monday around 2pm while swimming with some friends. The boy's family says he could swim, but officials say they got a lot of reports of strong riptides.

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