The Coast Guard has called off the search for a missing fisherman off the coast of South Carolina. Last Thursday, 55-year-old Thomas Richmond, of North Carolina, was reported missing after he was said to be out fishing. Coast Guard officials say Richmond was likely fishing when he left Ocean Isle Beach on Wednesday. They found his boat washed ashore, still running, on North Myrtle Beach after a 48 hour search.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, SLED and Horry County participated in the search, which they have since called off. Reports say there is no word if a further investigation will take place on Richmond’s disappearance.