Search crews hope their efforts Wednesday will develop new leads in the case of missing 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel.
Volunteers from out-of-state search agencies, as well as family and law enforcement went door to door handing out fliers. They scoured the neighborhoods surrounding the Santee River in Georgetown County. That's the area Brittanee Drexel's cell phone last gave a signal.
She was last seen leaving the Blue Water Resort on Ocean Boulevard on Saturday, April 25th. She was here from Rochester, NY on spring break.
Most of her family has arrived on the Grand Strand, and time is taking its toll. Alan Wagener is Brittanee's grandfather. We caught up with him as he helped with the search effort. "I just hope they find her. I just, Sunday morning I broke down. I held it in all week, and I'm just hoping they find her."
A candlelit vigil is scheduled for 7:00 Friday on the beach behind the Blue Water Resort at 2001 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach.