MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (SCRN/WVOC) - A teen from the Midlands who went missing while surfing in waves caused by Tropical Storm Andrea last week will be remembered during two observances this week.
The South Carolina Radio Network reports that 19-year-old Anderson Estep was in the surf along the Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach as the storm blew through the state Friday.
Rescue crews spent almost seven hours searching for him after his board washed ashore, but he couldn't be found.
A service to celebrate Estep's life will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, according to a post on Twitter.
Fellow surfers will then remember Estep with a paddle out at the pier on Thursday evening, according to a report from the Myrtle Beach Sun News.
The Horry County Coroner says Estep has not yet been officially declared dead, but no one has found the surfer.
Estep grew up in Lexington County and attended several schools there – most recently White Knoll High School – before transferring out of Lexington District One prior to his senior year.
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