Officials: Search for missing Georgetown County boaters to resume Monday

Officials: Search for missing Georgetown County boaters to resume Monday
Marquis Michael and Kinsley Johnson (Source: US Coast Guard)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Officials said a search for two missing boaters in Georgetown County will resume Monday.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said it, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, are looking for the boaters in the Winyah Bay area.

GCSO also deputies used sonar technology to try and find the boaters Sunday but were unsuccessful.

The Coast Guard later identified the missing boaters as Marquis Michael and Kinsley Johnson. Officials added the two were last seen near the Sampit River aboard a jon boat.

One individual was described as a male wearing a white shirt, black shorts and dreadlocks, while the other was last seen wearing a white hat and orange life jacket.

The Coast Guard also said it received an initial call from a family member Saturday night, saying the two were only going out for a few hours and departed from the Caroll Ashmore Campbell Marina in Georgetown.

Officials said they are also searching in the area of the Georgetown Lighthouse and jetties, and added cell phone records show the boaters in that area earlier Sunday morning.

Units from Midway Fire Rescue also joined the search.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 843-546-5102 or Coast Guard Sector Charleston at 843-740-7050.

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