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Deputies: 3rd Hunting Island drowning victim found

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Law enforcement searching for victims off Hunting Island (Source: WTOC) Law enforcement searching for victims off Hunting Island (Source: WTOC)
HUNTING ISLAND, SC (FOX CAROLINA) -

The third, and last, missing swimmer off of Hunting Island was found about noon on Wednesday.

The victim was identified as 17-year-old Mikee Phomma, of Philadelphia, according to Beaufort County deputies.

Deputies said the body was found by a beachgoer about 3.5 miles from where he initially disappeared.

Beaufort County deputies said Phomma was swimming with his uncle Tiem Mok, his cousin, Nathan Mok and another family member when they were overcome by strong currents off the shore of Hunting Island on Sunday about 4:45 p.m.

The body of 16-year-old Nathan Mok, of Chesnee, was found on Sunday. His father, 38-year-old Tiem Mok, was found dead on Monday, according to the coroner.

Deputies said a 14-year-old female relative of the victims attempted to pull the victims to safety, but was unable to hold onto them. She returned to shore where another family member called 911.

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