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July 21, 2014

Body of boy, 11, missing from SC beach found

Myrtle Beach police said Monday morning they found the body of a boy last seen swimming on Saturday evening.

Myrtle Beach police said Monday morning they found the body of a boy last seen swimming on Saturday evening.

Capt. David Knipes said about 8 a.m. Monday that the body of the 11-year-old drowning victim was found in the area of 11th Avenue South and the beach.

The boy’s identity has not been released by authorities.

The boy was last seen boogie-boarding with friends aroudn 8 p.m. Saturday, according to Cpl. Bishop Gibson.

Gibson said the boy was pulled out about 150 feet by a rip current.

“We’ve been looking for him every since then,” Gibson said on Sunday.

Police called the U.S. Coast Guard to assist with the search.

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