Missing boy’s body found in Myrtle Beach

07/21/2014 9:32 AM

07/21/2014 9:33 AM

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

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.

O’Marion Williams of Scotland Neck, N.C., was found by Myrtle Beach police officers about 2 a.m. Monday, Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said. An autopsy is set for Monday evening, but officials suspect Williams drowned.

The boy was last seen boogie-boarding with friends around 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.

Williams was in the ocean late after lifeguards had ended their shifts for the day, Fowler said.

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

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

Myrtle Beach Sun News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service