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11/11/04

Authorities Search for Missing Boater

Search efforts are underway this morning to find a missing boater in the Low Country who disappeared after the boat he was on capsized.

Around 7pm last night, the Marine Rescue Squadron found a capsized 16-foot pleasure boat in Chowan Creek, just off the Beaufort River near Saint Helena.

But the man said to be on that boat has yet to be found. The MRS Marine Angel One helicopter and crews from Coast Guard Station Tybee and the Department of Natural Resources searched the cold waters until after midnight for the man, believed to be in his forties.

The DNR is investigating the incident.

Reported by: Aaron Vogel, avogel@wtoc.com

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