South Carolina

July 17, 2013

Body of third Hunting Island drowning victim found

Mikee Phomma, 17, had been swimming with his uncle, 38-year old Tiem Mok, and cousin, 16-year old Nathan Mok, on Sunday when the three were overcome by strong currents.

The body of the last missing swimmer who disappeared Sunday off of Hunting Island has been found.

Mikee Phomma, 17, of Philadelphia was found by a beachgoer at about noon, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

The body was found at the extreme south end of Hunting Island State Park, about a mile and a half from the Fripp Island inlet and about 3 miles from where Phomma initially disappeared, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

The Lady's Island St. Helena Fire District was dispatched to the scene at about 12:30 p.m., according to a news release from the fire district. Crews from the Fripp Island Fire District were also called, and help from law enforcement and the Beaufort County Coroner was requested.

Phomma had been swimming with his uncle, 38-year old Tiem Mok, and cousin, 16-year old Nathan Mok, when the three were overcome by strong currents.

Nathan Mok's body was found Sunday. Tiem Mok's body was found Monday morning.

All three were part of a group of family members on vacation.

No foul play is suspected in the drownings.

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