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Horry crews searching for distressed swimmer swept away in river

Know these water safety tips as weather warms

With summer approaching and weather warming, it's time to keep these water safety tips in mind, as provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.
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With summer approaching and weather warming, it's time to keep these water safety tips in mind, as provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

Horry County Police Department is searching for a missing swimmer on the Lumber River in the Nichols area, according to department spokesperson Mikayla Moskov.

Police and Horry County Fire Rescue were called after reports of a 41-year-old swimmer who had been swept away near Rice Field Cove about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Moskov said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, crews were still investigating, Moskov said.

S.C. Department of Natural Resources is assisting in the search.

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