Body of Philadelphia teen recovered on South Carolina coast

July 18, 2013 2:33:10 AM PDT
The body of a 17-year-old boy from Philadelphia washed ashore on the South Carolina coast.

Authorities say the teen was one of three people who disappeared over the weekend while in the water off Hunting Island.

Investigators said a beachgoer found the body of 17-year-old Mikee Phomma of Philadelphia around noon Wednesday on a beach about 3 miles from where he was last seen Sunday.

Beaufort County deputies say Phomma was on a boogie board with his cousin, 16-year-old Nathan Mok, and Mok's father, 38-year-old Tiem Mok, both of Chesnee.

A rip current began pulling them from shore and the board slipped from beneath them. Investigators say none of the group could swim.

A 14-year-old girl on the boogie board managed to make it back to shore safely.

Nathan Mok's body was found Sunday, and Tiem Mok's body was recovered on Monday.

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