It looks like the search for a missing person, who wasn't really missing, is going to cost taxpayers… that's you, me, us… more than $50,000.
Not only did the search cost a lot of money, it meant lots of manpower and dangerous work by rescue crews. It also negatively affects future searches by creating unnecessary doubt when people are really missing.
If Amy Arrington, who allegedly tried to disappear, and her husband, who police have also charged in the incident, are convicted they should both spend time in jail and when they get out, be required to reimburse all of the expenses to the Coast Guard, City of North Myrtle Beach and any other group. And be required to spend a lot of time performing community service in North Myrtle Beach.