Search continues for woman who went missing from beach Saturday

Photo of crews searching in North Myrtle Beach for Amy Arrington. Photo courtesy of Tracye Carico

Search continues for woman who went missing from beach Saturday

The search for a woman who disappeared Saturday afternoon from a North Myrtle Beach beach continued on Monday, and now there is a warrant out for her arrest in North Carolina.

Throughout the weekend, Beach Services workers, lifeguards and patrol officers searched for Amy Arrington, 42, of Gastonia, NC, who was reported missing July 5 in North Myrtle Beach, according to Pat Dowling, North Myrtle Beach city spokesperson.

North Carolina police have also joined the search for Arrington, according to ABC-affiliated station WSOC TV in Charlotte, North Carolina.

However, they're looking for her because she failed to appear for a court date Monday.

Her trial was to begin on a slew of felony charges.

According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff Office's website, Arrington was arrested in April 2013 on several charges including identity theft, forgery, and obtaining property under false pretenses.

The website also shows that Arrington has at least two aliases: Amy Lynette Robinson and Amy Lynette Sutton.

According to a report from North Myrtle Beach police, Arrington was reported missing to the lifeguard tower near Sea Mountain Highway by her husband, Paul Arrington, just before 5 p.m. On Saturday.

The report says that Paul Arrington told police he was lying on his beach towel when Amy Arrington tapped him on the leg and told him she was going into the water. He told her he would be there in a minute and watched her walk into the water about waist deep. He then laid back down.

About 15 to 20 minutes later he looked towards the water and saw a woman who he thought was his wife and walked towards her. He then realized it was not her and reported her missing to a lifeguard, according to the report.

Paul Arrington told police that his wife was an average swimmer and had two alcoholic beverages throughout the day, according to the report.

Arrington is 5'2, 130 pounds with black hair and was last seen wearing a one piece red bathing suit with floral design and brown trim. Arrington also has a small tattoo on the bottom side of each wrist, according to according to Pat Dowling, North Myrtle Beach city spokesperson..

Anyone with information on the location of Arrington is asked to contact the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety at 843-280-5511.