Search for Georgetown Man Suspended

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater in the vicinity of Winyah Bay, S.C., last night at 8:10 p.m.

The search for Carl Brinson, 38, of Georgetown, S.C., began Monday at about 7:30 p.m. after fellow fisherman Dean Jordan, 49, of Georgetown, who was aboard the 16-foot vessel with Brinson, was picked up by the Georgetown Pilots. The two were pulling up their fishing nets when their vessel apparently overturned.

The Coast Guard, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and Winyah Bay Marine Rescue all participated in the search with various surface and air assets.

The Coast Guard assets involved searched a combined 45-hours and covered approximately an 142-square-nautical mile search area.

Coast Guard rescue coordinators only suspend a search after rescue crews have conducted a thorough search of the area where the person was missing and after all possibilities of survival have been exhausted.

Coast Guard rescue crews from Station Georgetown, Air Station Savannah, Ga., and Air Facility Charleston all assisted in the search.

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