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Myrtle Beach crews rescue surfer in ocean

Myrtle Beach Fire and Rescue crews responded to an ocean rescue on Saturday afternoon.
Myrtle Beach Fire and Rescue crews responded to an ocean rescue on Saturday afternoon. dwetzel@thesunnews.com

Myrtle Beach Fire and Rescue crews made contact with a surfer after he drifted far from the coastline on Saturday afternoon.

Rescuers responded to reported ocean rescue at about 5:30 p.m. near 67th Avenue North. Bystanders said a swimmer was far out from the beach and then vanished from sight.

Firefighters on scene said a surfer went out into the ocean and crews rode jet skis out and spoke to the person. They were working on bringing the surfer back to shore.

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