UPDATE: Body of missing boater recovered in Charleston Harbor

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WSAV) – UPDATE: The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing boater Friday after his body was recovered in the Charleston Harbor.

Terrance Singleton of North Charleston was recovered. Forty-two search and rescue team members searched over 1,636 square miles for more than 36 hours.

“While the response was immediate and involved multiple federal, state and local agencies, we were ultimately unable to rescue Mr. Singleton,” Captain John Reed, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, said. “As search and rescue professionals, we want every search to have a positive outcome. This is a difficult time and our condolences go out to family and friends dealing with this heartbreaking loss.”

On Wednesday, officials were alerted of a crabbing boat with no one on board that prompted the search.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is still investigating the cause of the incident.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The Coast Guard and other South Carolina agencies are looking for a man after finding his empty boat running in Charleston Harbor.

The Coast Guard says they found the crabbing boat with no one aboard Wednesday afternoon, along with live bait, a shoe and fresh catch.

Authorities identified the missing boater as Terrance Singleton of North Charleston.

The Coast Guard said in a statement it is using boats and helicopters both from its agency, the state Department of Natural Resources and local agencies.

State wildlife officials are investigating what happened to Singleton and his boat.

The Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant crew searches for a missing boater in the Charleston Harbor July 25, 2019. On July 24, Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watchstanders received a report from the cutter Cormorant of a 20-foot Pro-Line crabbing vessel in idle with no one aboard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant)

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