Search for two missing North Charleston boaters continues

The search for two missing North Charleston boaters continues, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Joseph McFadden, 77, and Michael Lawrence, 61, were last seen July 8 fishing near the Charleston jetties. Their overturned 18-foot bass boat was found the next day about 10 miles east of Bulls Bay. The North Charleston Police Department Marine Unit, along with members of the Metro Marine Unit, continue to search the waterways for the two boaters, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

Since the boaters were reported missing, the North Charleston police and fire departments, Coast Guard, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and S.C. Department of Natural Resources have searched offshore from Charleston to Georgetown.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.