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      Tuesday
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      Crews searching for person hit by boat near Little River

      Horry County Fire Rescue boat and dive teams

      Department of Natural Resources crews were back out in Little River Tuesday, looking for a man who was killed Sunday.

      The man in the water was apparently hit by a passing boat and its propellers as he was swimming across the channel in Little River Inlet about 1 p.m. Sunday, according to Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick.

      There were several other people in the boat who say the man went under the water and never surfaced, according to the U.S. Coast Guard press office.

      Some human remains were found in that area immediately after, and are being sent for DNA testing to confirm the identity.

      The name will not be released until confirmed by DNA testing and reported to the family first.

      The search continues for any more remains near the scene.

      DNR said Tuesday no charges have been filed, but they are not out of the question.

      The Coast Guard says they used a 25-foot rescue boat and helicopter to assist in the search.