Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer at Hunting Island State Park

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard and local law enforcement are searching for a missing swimmer off the coast of Hunting Island Beach in Beaufort, S.C.

Missing is Joseph Scott, 31.

The Coast Guard is assisting the Beaufort Sheriff’s Department with the search. At approximately 4:20 p.m. Saturday, five people were swimming together at Hunting Island Beach and reported that the missing swimmer did not surface after going under the water.

A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Savannah, Ga., and a 25-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Ga., are searching.

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