More than 100 beachgoers linked arms to form a human chain after a lifeguard reported a missing child in the ocean near 75th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach on Monday, July 24, 2017. The search consisted of Myrtle Beach Ocean Rescue crews, jet skis, a drone and calls to passing banner planes. After 40 minutes the search was suspended. Lt. Jonathan Evans of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department said no one was reported missing. He said a lifeguard saw a group get knocked over by a wave and thought one of the people in the group was not there when the people walked from the ocean. Evans said the group had dispersed and no one reported a missing person.
An ocean rescue assessment held Monday was made of a 500-meter swim, a mile run and a 500-meter paddle on a rescue board. It's not part of a competition, rather a way the department uses to monitor the fitness level of the members that will help establish a baseline and median time for the future, according to Lt. Jonathan Evans of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.
Four of five charged in the case of a mass shooting on Ocean Boulevard that was caught in a viral Facebook video have had trouble with police in the past. All of the suspects hail from either Mount Gilead or Troy in Montgomery County, North Carolina.
A prime piece of land on Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront will probably not be developed any time soon, as Founders Group International, the company that owns 22 Grand Strand golf courses in addition to the tract, defends itself against a lawsuit by its former president.
Yandell McKenny talks about his life as a Bloods gang member in the Homewood community of Conway and spending over ten years in prison for his crimes. McKenny says he has been reformed by the the experience and is now trying to help troubled youth avoid the gang life. June 28, 2017.