The search for a missing 17-year-old from New York is being stepped up a notch. Myrtle Beach Police are expanding and intensifying the search for Brittanee Drexel, the New York teenager who vanished the night of Saturday, April 25th while on spring break with friends in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach Police say they're following leads into Georgetown County and soliciting the help of other state and county agencies.
Myrtle Beach Police have saturated the Ocean Boulevard area of Myrtle Beach over the last several days - along with Brittanee Drexel's mother, who has been posting fliers up and down the Boulevard.
Friday, authorities moved their search to Georgetown County around the Santee River, and they expect to intensify that search Saturday.
We're told several agencies will assist Myrtle Beach Police in their investigation - including the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, SLED, and CUE, the Center for Missing Persons based out of Wilmington, NC - all looking for Drexel. She was last seen leaving the Blue Water Resort on Ocean Boulevard around 8:45 pm on Saturday, April 25th.
There was a reported sighting of a girl fitting Drexel's description getting off a bus on Wednesday, but that lead did not pan out.
NewsChannel 15 will be out with search crews Saturday in Georgetown County, and we'll have the latest developments on the search for Brittanee Drexel on NewsChannel 15, at 6 and 11.
If you have any information, call the Myrtle Beach tip line number at (843) 918 - 1363.