Coast Guard searching for missing 9-year-old boy near Hunting Island, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Search and rescue crews from the Coast Guard and partner agencies have been searching for a 9-year-old boy after it was reported he fell off rocks near Hunting Island, S.C., Monday afternoon.

The Coast Guard Sector Charleston operations center was notified via 911 dispatch at approximately 2:09 p.m. about a possible missing boy near Hunting Island Lighthouse. Family friends of the young swimmer later confirmed the disappearance. ??

A 25-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Ga., an HH-65 rescue helicopter crew from Air Facility Charleston, the Beaufort County, S.C., Sheriff’s department, and Fripp Island, S.C., Sea Rescue are all part of the search.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Coast Guard Sector Charleston at (843) 724-7616.

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