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N.C. woman goes missing in Myrtle Beach; was due in court

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.- Police in a South Carolina resort area are searching for a North Carolina woman who has been missing since the weekend.

A police report says 42-year-old Amy Arrington of Lowell, N.C. was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in North Myrtle Beach.

According to police, her husband Paul Arrington told a lifeguard that he was on the beach with his wife when she told him she was going into the ocean. He says he told her he would join her in the water in a minute, then watched her walk into the ocean and turned over.

About 20 minutes later, he says he got up and saw a woman in the water who he thought was his wife. When he discovered it wasn't, he told a lifeguard that she was missing.

Media reports in both states say Amy Arrington was supposed to appear in a Mecklenburg County, N.C. courtroom Monday to face identity theft and forgery charges. A judge had issued a warrant for her arrest.