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Update: Authorities have located boaters missing off Debordieu landing Sunday evening

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Update: Midway Fire Rescue tweeted just before 11 p.m. that they’ve located the missing boaters, who are being evaluated by medical personnel.

Authorities are searching for a pair of boaters who have not been seen since leaving the boat landing at Debordieu Colony in Georgetown around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Midway Fire Rescue spokesman Mark Nugent.

Nugent said Midway received a call at approximately 7:53 p.m. saying the boaters had not returned to the landing. Midway, the Georgetown County’s Sheriff’s Office, Debordieu security boats and the United States Coast Guard are now searching for the boaters, who Nugent could only confirm were two adults.

The boaters took off from the northern inlet of Debordieu, Nugent said. He added that he believes the boat was a catamaran.

Midway requested a boat from the Coast Guard that has been launched and is expecting a USCG helicopter to arrive to aid in the search.

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