Coast Guard searching for 3 overdue boaters near Georgetown, S.C.

USCG file photo

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for three people aboard a 23-foot pleasure craft in the vicinity of Georgetown, S.C., Friday after they were reported overdue from a fishing trip.

Missing are: Jim Sanders, 67, Steve Sanders, 44, and Andy Murray, 34.

A family member reported that the three boaters departed from South Island Ferry Landing near Georgetown Thursday morning and planned to return before sunset.

A Coast Guard Station Georgetown 25-foot rescue boat crew, a Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter air crew, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Georgetown County Sherriff’s Office searched throughout the evening with no sightings.

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