Midway Fire truck

On August 25, a Sunday night, Midway Fire Rescue answered a call in response to a catamaran boat with two adults aboard that were reported missing.

According to Midway, witnesses said the two men left the north inlet landing around 5:30 p.m. and did not return by nightfall.

Midway Fire along with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office and the Coast Guard deployed resources to search for the missing boaters.

Midway located the boat from the shore using thermal imaging and relayed that information to the Coast Guard.

Authorities had to deal with extremely rough ocean and high wind conditions during the search. The missing boaters were later found off of DeBordieu Colony beach and were evaluated by medics.