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Services planned for Darlington teen who died after being pulled from ocean

Crews search for the missing 12-year-old swimmer. (Source: WMBF News) Crews search for the missing 12-year-old swimmer. (Source: WMBF News)

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – A funeral service and memorial service will be held Wednesday for the 17-year-old Darlington swimmer who died after being pulled from the ocean in Myrtle Beach, and his 12-year-old brother who went missing at the same time.

The service for Mikease Dominic McFarland will be held at 2 p.m. at the Darlington High School, according to Jeff Hines with the Hines Funeral Home. During the services, there will be a memorial for Miyon McFarland.

The burial of Mikease McFarland will take place in the Darlington Memory Gardens on Highway 151 in Hartsville, Hines said.

There will be an open public viewing beginning at 12 p.m. Tuesday at Hines Funeral Home, located at 833 South 6th Street in Hartsville. Memorial posts can be made online at hinesfuneralhome.com.

Mikease McFarland was pulled from the water in the area of 43rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, July 6. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

His brother, Miyon McFarland, went missing in the ocean at the same time, and was not found, in spite of several days of searching. Another distressed swimmer, a female, was rescued and treated at the scene.

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