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Crews searching for missing swimmer in Horry County 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.

Crews are trying to find a swimmer who went missing in the Intracoastal Waterway on Sunday evening.

The swimmer was reported missing near the 53 mile marker of the water around 5:40 p.m., according to Horry County Fire and Rescue.

The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District and the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting in the search. Rescue and dive teams were at the scene until in evening hours.

The search was called off when it became too dark Sunday night, but resumed Monday morning.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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