Coast Guard searches for swimmer

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who disappeared at Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sunday at approximately 1 p.m.

Georgetown Coast Guard, state and local officials offer free safety inspections

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – Coast Guard Station Georgetown is scheduled to host free boat inspections to support National Boat Safety week, which runs from May 16 through May 22.

Missing boater’s remains found, Coast Guard ends search

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing person in the Waccamaw River, S.C., Thursday at approximately 5:30 p.m. after divers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources recovered the missing boater’s remains. Four adults, one child and one infant were in a 15-foot boat when it capsized near the shore of the Waccamaw River in the vicinity of Sandy Island,...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from overturned boat near Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Coast Guard rescued three people and two dogs from an overturned boat a half mile off of North Myrtle Beach this afternoon.

Coast Guard reminds boaters to exercise caution during South Carolina duck season

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – The Coast Guard reminds boaters to exercise caution while on the water throughout South Carolina for the upcoming five-day duck season beginning Wednesday.

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking vessel near Winyah Bay, dicscover fuel spill

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Two people are safe after their 46-foot sport fisher, Vision Quest, sank north of the entrance of Winyah Bay, S.C., Monday at 10:15 a.m. Gary Pache, 39, and Brent Burman, 35, of Cherry Hill, N.J., were aboard the vessel when they radioed for help and abandoned the vessel in a small Zodiac inflatable boat at 10:19 a.m. A nearby Good Samaritan vessel responded to an urgent marine...

Coast Guard Station Georgetown responds to boating accident

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard responded to a boating accident that left a boater unconscious on the Intracoastal Waterway between the North Santee River and Winyah Bay near Georgetown, S.C., Friday evening.

26 Rescued by Good Samaritans from Burning Boat

CALABASH, N.C. (Dy Public Affairs) – Twenty-six people were rescued by two good Samaritans 17 miles east of Little River, S.C., at around 9:28 a.m. Wednesday. The Miss Calabash II, a 41-foot vessel for hire, departed Calabash Wednesday morning for a 12-hour trip. The vessel caught fire while underway and personnel sent a distress call for help before abandoning ship. Coast Guard helicopters from...

Coast Guard Rescues 26 From Burning Fishing Boat

Calabash, NC – The Coast Guard rescued 26 people this morning after the charter fishing boat they were on caught fire. A spokesman from Coast Guard Station Georgetown said that the 26 were pulled from the water and were being taken to Calabash. The distress call from the Miss Calabash 2 was received about 8:40 a.m. and the Coast Guard responded with two small boats from Station Georgetown and...