Beach goers link arms to search for 14-year-old boy lost in ocean

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Dozens of beach goers linked arms on Thursday afternoon to help search for a teen lost in the ocean.

According to WMBF, the boy and his younger brother were in the water when rescuers were called in to help.

Lifeguards and other bystanders were able to rescue the younger brother.

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“I heard curdling, curdling screams, and the one lifeguard came up, and he said, ‘I got the one little boy; I could not get the other little boy.’ He’s devastated,” said Terry Caviccho, a witness visiting from Pennsylvania told WMBF.

Lt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach Police said they deployed jet skis to search, but had to call them off due to risk of lightning.

Once weather gets better, the search will continue.

Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for updates.

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