Coast Guard search goes into second day for missing diver
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) -- Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard continued searching Sunday for a missing teen-aged diver who did not surface off the Folly Beach coast a day earlier.
According to officials, the father and teen dive duo were about 13 miles southeast of Folly Beach on Saturday afternoon, diving from their 22-foot Carolina skiff. Crews say the two men went into the water around 2 p.m. for a 30-minute, 60-feet-deep dive.
The father surfaced but his son did not, officials said.
Currently searching are a crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat - Medium from Coast Guard Station Charleston and a crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston.
Officials have now called in helicopters from Air Stations Clearwater, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia; a C-130 plane from Air Station Clearwater; and the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon.
Good Samaritans who were diving nearby are also assisting with the search, officials said.
The missing diver's name is not being released.