UPDATE: Search continues for missing boaters in Georgetown County

Georgetown County News

UPDATE: 6:38 p.m. — Georgetown County Sheriff’s office said they’ll resume their search for the missing boaters Monday. The Coast Guard is continuing the search overnight.

The release said the search efforts have been unsuccessful in finding two men who left Carroll Campbell Marina Saturday afternoon.

All units will resume assisting the Coast Guard and DNR Monday.

UPDATE: 6:13 p.m. — Midway Fire Rescue posted to social media Sunday night that their marine unit (River 1) is still searching with US Coast Guard, Georgetown City, and the GC Sheriffs Office.

Midway Fire Rescue is asking recreational boaters in the area to call the sheriff’s office at (843) 546-5102 if they see any evidence.

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. — The US Coast Guard is now searching for the two missing boaters.

Overdue are Marquis Michael and Kinsley Johnson, both 33.

They were last seen aboard a green 8-foot jon boat with one silver outboard motor in the vicinity of Sampit River, according to the Coast Guard.

One individual is described as a black male about 6 foot 2 inches tall weighing 240 pounds last seen wearing a white shirt, black shorts with dreadlocks. 

The other individual is described as a black male about 5 foot 8 inches tall weighing 160 pounds last seen wearing a white hat and orange life jacket. 

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received the initial call at 10:30 p.m. Saturday from a family member stating the two men were only going out for a few hours and departed from Carol Ashmore Campbell Marina in Georgetown, according to the Coast Guard.

Anyone with information is urged to call Coast Guard Sector Charleston at 843-740-7050.

GEORGETOWN, SC (WBTW) — A search is underway for two missing boaters in Winyah Bay on Sunday morning.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and Midway Fire Rescue marine units have joined the search for the boaters.

Recreational boaters in the area are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (843) 546-5102.

Count on News13 for updates.


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