May 20, 2023

Missing swimmer’s body found in the Pearl River around noon Saturday

Therese Apel

Marcos Mendoza

A three-day search from a missing swimmer has ended after the body of Marcos Mendoza, 24, was found Saturday around noon.

Searchers had been on the water since Thursday.

Authorities say Mendoza and two friends were swimming in the Pearl River near the Old Brandon Road bridge when he went underwater and didn’t come back up. His two friends were able to get out of the river.

This is a developing story.

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