Local crews are winding down their search after reports of a kite boarder in distress in the ocean off of Myrtle Beach State Park, officials said Friday.
Myrtle Beach Fire Department and Horry County Police and Fire Rescue responded to a report of the person in distress at about 2 p.m. on Friday. Authorities deployed jet skis into the water and notified the Coast Guard.
But by roughly 4 p.m., Lt. Jon Evans of MBFD said the department was pulling its resources from the search. Horry County Police jet skis were also seen exiting the water around the same time.
About four helicopters were still seen searching the area and the Coast Guard continued to sweep the water from boats.
A banner plane had been deployed earlier to search for the person, but authorities have yet to locate a person or a kite board, Evans said.
No swimming flags have gone up along the beach, barring swimmers from entering the water near the search site by the pier.
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