MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – One of the two distressed swimmers pulled from the water in the area of 43rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday has died.
According to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard, Mikease McFarland, 17, was pronounced dead at Grand Strand Medical Center on Friday. The victim was from Darlington.
Myrtle Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Bruce Arnel previously said a call came in around 4:20 p.m., Wednesday for three distressed swimmers in the ocean.
Lt. Joey Crosby, with the Myrtle Beach Police Department, said one of the swimmers, a female, was treated on scene.
The second individual, a teenage boy, was rescued from the ocean by lifeguards and bystanders, according to Crosby. Upon being rescued, CPR was performed before the swimmer was taken to the hospital.
The third swimmer, a 12-year-old boy, was still missing as of Friday afternoon.
All three were from the Darlington area.