Rescuers search for missing boater

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The search continued Monday afternoon, Feb. 25, for a missing 19-year-old woman following a boating accident in Archers Creek early Sunday morning. Here, friends and relatives of the missing girl comfort each other beside the causeway near Archers Creek at Parris Island.

The search continued Monday and Tuesday for a 19-year-old woman missing following a boating accident in Archers Creek early Sunday morning. 

Search boats, divers, and a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office helicopter searched throughout the day Monday for Mallory Beach, who was one of six passengers in a boat that crashed near Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island about 2 a.m. Sunday. The search resumed Tuesday.

S.C. Department of Natural Resources officials were assisting with the search and investigating the crash.

Photo at top: Search boats, divers and a helicopter continued the search for a 19-year-old Beaufort woman who went missing following a boating accident in Archers Creek on Sunday morning. In the background is the main gate to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. At far right is part of the bridge over Archers Creek where the boating accident occurred. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

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