Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing South Carolina Boater

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard has suspended its search today at 6:35 p.m. for a missing man in the vicinity of the Edisto River, S.C., and adjacent waterways.

Michael Jordan, 45, of Charleston left the Toogoodoo River Boat Ramp, S.C., yesterday morning in a 15-foot aluminum john boat named Two Buddies. His wife called the Coast Guard at approximately 9 p.m. yesterday after Jordan did not return.

Coast Guard rescue coordinators from Sector Charleston contacted the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office launched a helicopter and two rescue boats to assist in the search and DNR launched a boat to assist in the search. A Coast Guard rescue helicopter from Air Station Savannah, Ga., was also launched to search.

The search continued through out the day today with a Coast Guard, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and DNR assets. At approximately 10:40 a.m., Jordan’s vessel was found by a helicopter crew from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. He was not aboard the vessel.

Coast Guard assets alone searched a combined 18 hours and covered more than 290-square miles in search of Jordan.

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