SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Crews are investigating after a surfer drowned early Monday morning in Surfside Beach.
Surfside Beach Fire Rescue Captain Prentice Williams says the Surfside Beach Fire Rescue was called to 1417 South Ocean Boulevard around 7:30 a.m.
Williams says the victim was in the water alone and two physicians who were staying in a nearby condo were able to pull the surfer out of the ocean.
Horry Country Coroner Robert Edge identified the victim as 17-year-old Aidan Keahi Thomas Mendoza of Surfside Beach.
The boy’s cause of death was ruled accidental drowning.