Late this afternoon the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office concluded the organized search efforts for missing and endangered 69 year old Charles Israel Bryan. For the past two days the Sheriff’s Office, Fire and Rescue, along with concerned citizens and family have conducted an exhaustive search for Bryan in the St. Helena Island area, yet he remains missing. The search efforts were enhanced by the use K-9 Units and the Sheriff’s Office helicopter. Bryan was last seen leaving his Reunion Road residence in his vehicle on Monday and has not made contact with his family since. His vehicle was found later the same night abandoned with the hazard lights activated on the side of Tom Fripp Road. Bryan is presumed to have left his vehicle on foot and may be in need of medical attention.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch 911. The Sheriff’s Office and Charles Israel Bryan’s family appreciate your attention and support in this very serious matter.