Crews find bodies of 2 men missing in Intracoastal Waterway
A previous version of this story identified the victim as a Brunswick County student, but the school official WWAY spoke with was not at liberty to release that information.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WWAY / WBTW) — Authorities have confirmed the body of a second boater who went missing in the Intracoastal Waterway has been found.
Searchers had located the body of one of the men who went missing in the Intracoastal Waterway on Sunday, according to Pat Dowling, the public information officer for North Myrtle Beach.
At first, authorities had reported two bodies were found, but since have confirmed only one has been recovered.
North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue began searching Sunday after the boat the men were in hit the wake of another boat, knocking one of the two men into the water, Dowling said. The other man jumped into the water after him to help, according to Dowling.
In a Twitter post Monday morning before one of the men was located, the U.S. Coast said both of them were wearing life jackets and that both life jackets had been recovered.
We are working to get more information on this developing story.