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Investigation continues into attempted child abduction in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach police are continuing their investigation into an attempted child abduction that was reported at a beach access, according to Lt. Doug Furlong.

Detectives are continuing their investigation the incident, Furlong said Monday. Police are looking for the man, who was driving a dark-colored sedan and wearing a white tank top and jean shorts when he tried to abduct a 4-year-old girl. The incident occurred about 12:45 p.m. Friday near the 53rd Avenue North beach access, the police report said.

The girl ran off while walking on North Ocean Boulevard with her mother and two brothers. The mother sent her 8-year-old son after girl and the boy told his mother he saw a man pulling his sister toward a car.

The boy told police he kicked and scratched the man after which the man drove off, according to the report. The mother heard the boy yelling and ran toward the beach access with her other son.

The mother saw the vehicle drive away and then saw her children on the ground, according to the report. The woman called police to report the incident.