#BREAKING -#USCoastGuard searching for #missing boater off coast #Charleston #SC



(CHANNEL 1 ATLANTA: FILE)

(CHANNEL 1 ATLANTA) CHARLESTON, SC.
[UPDATED: 6:41 PM ET WEDNESDAY 4/25/12]

The US Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater off the coast of Charleston, SC. The search area is 16 miles off the coast. The Coast Guard is searching for Ronald Fowler, 36 from Mt. Pleasant, S.C. He was last seen around Noon ET Monday.

A good Samaritan on a sailing vessel spotted Fowler’s 17-foot Mitzi skiff overturned 16-miles east of Charleston and alerted search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Charleston at approximately 1:30 p.m., Tuesday.

At approximately 2 p.m., an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene and identified that the boat belonged to Fowler.

If anyone has information, please contact the Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center at (843) 740-7050.

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