Search Continues For Missing Boy In S.c.

July 28, 2009|By Liz F. Kay

Authorities continue to search for the body of a 13-year-old Maryland boy who disappeared in the ocean Thursday at a Garden City, S.C., beach.

Sgt. Robert Kegler of the Horry County Police Department said the state Natural Resources Department used aircraft over the weekend to search the ocean. The Georgetown Sheriff's Office sent a boat to assist with the search as well.

"We will have 24-hour coverage of the general area where he went missing until recovery is made," Kegler said.

Horry County Police have not identified the boy nor his hometown, but South Carolina television stations have reported his name is Lonnie Hill. The Greater Glen Burnie Junior Sports League baseball player had been attending a tournament at the Ripken Experience complex in Myrtle Beach.

- Liz F. Kay

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