PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. - Authorities are searching for a missing swimmer near Pawleys Island.

Crews with Midway Fire Rescue, Pawleys Island Police and the U.S. Coast Guard were searching Saturday for a person who never returned to shore after swimming in the ocean.

Pawleys Island Police Chief Michael Fanning says two witnesses reported that someone had gone out swimming and never came back.

The Coast Guard is sending a helicopter and boat to assist in the search.