14-year-old missing, one rescued off Myrtle Beach coast

Police officers, firefighters and lifeguards responded, finding two "distressed swimmers" in the ocean, a Myrtle Beach Police Department official told the local newspaper, the Sun News.

The search continues for a missing swimmer in the ocean at 73rd Avenue North in the city of Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach police told WPDE the missing swimmer is a 14-year-old boy wearing a blue swimsuit.

Lifeguards and a bystander were able to rescue one of the swimmers, who is the younger brother of the swimmer who is still missing.

Authorities in SC are searching for a 14-year-old boy who vanished after going for a swim in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday. Using about 150 people, one of the chains was organized about 40 minutes after the older boy went missing.

"It serves as a net; you want to catch them in the net, so to speak", Jackson said. 'Lock arms, swipe your feet along the bottom on the hopes that you run into him'.

The names of the brothers have not been released.

According to WMBF, the boy and his younger brother were in the water when rescuers were called in to help.

'There were actually four lines. They were all hooked together so they wouldn't get dragged down by the waves, ' she added.

Crosby said the boy's family is in their hotel room and are being updated on the situation.

Around 5:50 p.m. the rescue crews had to suspend the search with jet skis and boats because of lightning in the area.

Volunteers said it was the natural response to help. The United States Coast Guard is on scene aiding in the search.

  • Hannah Rogers