Coast Guard searches for overdue kayakers in Mount Pleasant S.C.

Coast Guard District 7 NewsCHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard crews are searching for two missing kayakers approximately seven-miles north of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Saturday.

Crews are searching for: Chelle Sidden and Windy Watson, ages and hometowns unknown.

Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Charleston were notified at approximately 7:30 p.m., Saturday from a family member when Sidden and Watson did not arrive in Caper’s Island, S.C., at 5 p.m., as expected.

Searching for Sidden and Watson are rescue crews from:

  • Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston: MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
  • Coast Guard Station Charleston: Response Boat-Small


If anyone has information, please contact the Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center at 843-740-7050.

Boaters are reminded to file a float plan before getting underway.

For more information on float plans and safe boating tips, please visit

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