BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a man missing in the vicinity of Altamaha Sound, Monday, at approximately 8 p.m., pending any new developments.
Coast Guard crews searched for Charles Morgan, 61, since Sunday morning, covering nearly 4,586 square nautical miles over a period of 56 hours.
“Suspending a search is never a decision that comes easily or that I take lightly,” said Capt. Gary Tomasulo, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Charleston. “We stand by and support the family and offer our support in this time of need. I’d like to thank our local partners whose dedication and cooperation were much appreciated in our joint effort.”
The Coast Guard was notified of the situation by Charles Morgan’s girlfriend at 10:10 a.m., reporting that Charles and his brother Cliff had departed Saturday at 7 a.m., and hadn’t returned. Members of the local police department and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources arrived at the launch point and reported their truck and trailer were still there.
Cliff Morgan was found and rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Sunday afternoon.
Coast Guard crews searched aboard the following assets:
– MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah
– Coast Guard Station Brunswick Island boatcrews
– Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin
– C-130s from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and Coast Guard Air Station Elisabeth City.
Other agencies involved in the search include members of Georgia DNR and McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office.