Body of 3rd missing swimmer recovered on SC coast

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM

HUNTING ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say the body of a third person who disappeared over the weekend while in the water off Hunting Island has washed ashore. 

Investigators said a beachgoer found the body of 17-year-old Mikee Phomma of Philadelphia around noon Wednesday on a beach about 3 miles from where he was last seen Sunday. 

Beaufort County deputies say Phomma was on a boogie board with his cousin, 16-year-old Nathan Mok, and Mok's father, 38-year-old Tiem Mok, both of Chesnee. A rip current began pulling them from shore and the board slipped from beneath them. Investigators say none of the group could swim. 

A 14-year-old girl on the boogie board managed to make it back to shore safely. 

Nathan Mok's body was found Sunday, and Tiem Mok's body was recovered on Monday.
 

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