Horry Co. Fire: Body of missing swimmer located

Horry Co. Fire: Body of missing swimmer located
Source: AP

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Horry County Fire Rescue officials say they have located the body of a swimmer who went missing Friday afternoon.

Shortly after noon, rescue officials responded to the 300 block of Waterside Drive for a swimmer in distress.

"A man on a sailboat saw the swimmer and asked if he needed help," Chief Mark Nugent with Horry County Fire Rescue said. "The man from the sailboat jumped into the water but was not able to get his hands on the swimmer."

Rescue boats and divers also responded to the scene as requested.

Horry County Fire Rescue and Myrtle Beach police actively searched the area for several hours on Friday. Divers were in the water for approximately 45 minutes, Nugent said.

Officials suspended the search Friday evening after weather conditions became hazardous and resumed the search on Saturday.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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