View a live Folly Beach webcam at the end of this story
UPDATE, 5:30 P.M. Tropical Storm Beryl -- with sustained winds at a maximum of 65 mph -- is still projected to make landfall around Jacksonville, Fla. Storm trackers predict the storm will remain inland for two or three days. South Carolina will get the bulk of rains from this storm on Tuesday.
Reported from The Associated Press mid-afternoon Sunday:
Rescue crews are searching near Charleston for a missing swimmer as Tropical Storm Beryl approaches.
Officials said surf at Folly Beach was so heavy that rescue crews had to use jet skis instead of boats to search for the man who went missing Sunday afternoon.
Authorities say lifeguards tried to reach the man, but he did not resurface.
A red flag warning has been in effect for Folly Beach all day. That means that swimmers are warned not to go into the water above knee-depth.
Tropical storm warnings were in effect for the entire Georgia coastline and parts of Florida and South Carolina. Once Beryl comes ashore, it was expected to continue dumping rain over parts of Florida and Georgia on Monday before slowly moving back out to sea.
On the busy Memorial Day weekend, South Carolinas beaches closed to swimmers Saturday in Charleston, Horry and Georgetown counties because of rip currents.
Hurricane season officially opens Friday.
Live Folly Beach web cam
Here's another link to a webcam looking out toward the Folly Beach Washout: http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/the-washout-southeast_5293/ From Staff and Wire Reports