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Rescue crews have received 10 separate calls for distressed swimmers; no swimming advisory issued for Myrtle Beach

Source: City of Myrlte Beach Source: City of Myrlte Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue responded to a call for a swimmer in distress at 7th Avenue N Sunday afternoon. The victim was not transported to a hospital.

According to Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, they have received about 10 calls for distressed swimmers today, which led them to issue a no swimming advisory for all of Myrtle Beach.

The double red flag advisory is in place, meaning the water is closed to the public. 

MBFR says calls are likely due to a strong current and changing tides.

John's Beach Service commented on the advisory, saying,

" Myrtle Beach Lifeguards have been hard at it today! Both agencies have had multiple rescues throughout the day. As a result, our beaches are currently at a double red flag - no swimming, for the remainder of the day. These rip current rescues are a result of mid-day dead low tide at 12:56PM and a new moon, which typically makes each high and low tide more dramatic. A dramatic low tide allowed swimmers to reach an offshore sandbar, and many that were pulled off of the backside needed the aid of a lifeguard to be brought back to shore safely. Know your limits, the ocean is not a swimming pool!"

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