GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Midway Fire Rescue rescued two missing boaters after a near four hour search.
According to Midway Fire Rescue’s Division Chief Mark Nugent, two adult boaters were missing since around 5:30 p.m. after departing from the North Inlet inside the DeBordieu Colony Subdivision. Midway Fire Rescue, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Coast Guard began searching for the boaters shortly after 7:50 p.m.
After a near four hour search, the two boaters were found off of DeBordieu Colony Beach. They are being evaluated you Medics.
According to Nugent, emergency crews made contact with the missing boaters through a thermal imaging feature during their search. This helped pinpoint the location of the missing boaters.
The identity of the boaters have not been identified yet. Details are still coming in. Check back for updates.