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North Myrtle Beach officials rescue stranded swimmer near pier

North Myrtle Beach officials rescued a Tennessee man who was swimming near a pier and was swept out by the current, according to Nicole Aiello, the city’s public information officer.

The man and his wife were swimming when the current took the man into the 60th Avenue pier, which was about 100 feet out, Aiello said. North Myrtle Beach fire rescue officials were called at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday and found the man stranded on a pylon under the pier.

Two first responders, who are rescue swimmers, brought the man back to shore, Aiello said. The man and another man who tried to help suffered minor injuries, but both declined medical treatment by EMS.

North Myrtle Beach officials responded with their rescue jet ski, but it was not needed in the incident, Aiello said.