Missing SC boaters found; 1 dead, 1 hospitalized

By: staff
By: staff

Monday, March 31, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say one boater is dead and a second hospitalized after a weekend fishing trip in Charleston County.

The Coast Guard said the boaters were found on high ground near the north end of the Edisto River around 7 a.m. Monday after leaving on a fishing trip from Edisto Island on Saturday.

The Coast Guard and other agencies began searching Sunday when the boat did not return.

The Coast Guard identified the missing as 29-year-old Michael Royston and 33-year-old Amy Claytor and initially reported Royston was fine and Claytor had been taken to the hospital.

But the Charleston County Sheriff's Department later reported a male was dead at the scene. The state Department of Natural Resources will investigate.


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 253238971 - wrdw.com/a?a=253238971