'We’re hoping for a miracle’: Family holds onto hope as crews search for missing swimmer

Search continues for missing swimmer on the Intracoastal Waterway

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Crews in Georgetown County continued their search Monday for a missing swimmer on the Intracoastal Waterway near Wacca Wache Landing.

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire Rescue and the U.S. Coast Guard were involved in the search starting around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. It was called off when it got too dark.

A search for a missing swimmer on the Intracoastal Waterway resumed Monday morning.
A search for a missing swimmer on the Intracoastal Waterway resumed Monday morning. (Source: Horry County Fire Rescue via Facebook)

The swimmer’s family identified him as Roger “Trell” Wigfall, 21, of Pawleys Island.

Family members say Trell works at Groucho’s Deli in Pawleys Island. They say he graduated from Waccamaw High School a few years ago.

"We’re hoping for a miracle from God,” Trell’s cousin Kevin Lance said.

Many family members and friends are worried about Trell.

“Another hour turns, and you lose a little bit of faith, but we pray, and we hope for the best," Trell’s family friend Ronald Thompson said Monday.

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Horry County Fire Rescue also assisted but suspended the search around 6 p.m. Monday.

Officials are looking in the area near mile marker 53 on the waterway.

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