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      Lifeguard hit by jet ski in North Myrtle Beach

      A lifeguard in North Myrtle Beach suffered minor injuries when a jet ski, idling at the time, hit him in the ribs.

      The lifeguard was assisting in an ocean rescue near 17th Avenue South when he was hit around 1:20 p.m. Monday. He was assisting Myrtle Beach Water Sports, which had been called to the rescue.

      It appears a wave may have pushed the idling jet ski into the lifeguard, according to North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling.

      The lifeguard was taken to the hospital.

      We're told by a witness at the scene that he swallowed a lot of water.

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