A man was reported missing at 7:30 p.m. by his family after he vanished while swimming off Hunting Island just before dark on Saturday.
Joseph Scott, 31, of Allendale, SC was with his friends about 200 yards offshore when he went under the water and did not resurface. The search for Scott lasted until 9:30 p.m. and was resumed at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. He has yet to be found.
Five others – including a small boy and his father, a couple and a woman who had gone looking for them – had to be rescued from the water off Hunting Island on Saturday.
Due to its geography, the island always has strong currents according to Sgt. Michael Paul Thomas of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.