CHARLESTON, S.C. (COAST GUARD) – The Coast Guard is searching today, May 24, for missing boaters approximately one mile northeast of Tybee Island.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified by the District 7 Command Center at 6:22 p.m., Tuesday, of an emergency position indicating radio beacon activation registered to the 47-foot fishing vessel Miss Debbie.
A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat – Medium boatcrew launched at 7:35 p.m. The RB-M boatcrew arrived on scene at 7:48 and discovered the Miss Debbie capsized and began a search for crew members.
Georgia and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are also assisting search efforts.
Currently searching are:
• Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat – Medium
• Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter
• South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
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