The search for a 14-year-old swimmer who went missing in the ocean Thursday remained ongoing Friday.
The swimmer, described as a 14-year-old black male wearing blue swim trunks, was reported missing about 12:30 p.m. in the ocean near 73rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.
Police were called to the scene in reference to two distressed swimmers, who were brothers, said Lt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach Police. The younger brother was rescued by a lifeguard, treated and released on the scene. The brothers are from Columbus, Ga.
The water search was suspended Thursday because of dangerous conditions brought on by lightning; however, authorities did not stop searching for the missing teen and combed the shore throughout the night, Crosby said.
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The search along the shore remained ongoing Friday morning, and police were prepping to launch watercraft about 8 a.m. Friday, Crosby said.
On Thursday, lifeguards, beach goers, and rescue crews all banded together to find the missing teen and formed a lengthy human chain made up of about 150 people in effort to find the swimmer.
The U.S. Coast Guard has also been involved in the search.