Search called off for missing North Carolina boater

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) – The Coast Guard has called off the search for the missing boater who disappeared off the coast of Myrtle Beach.

Thomas "Andy" Richmond's boat was found sitting on the beach with its engine still running Thursday.

Multiple agencies searched 1,783 square nautical miles trying to locate Richmond.

Other rescue agencies helped in the search and rescue efforts on land and in the air.

The Coast Guard is asking that anybody with any information about the disappearance of Richmond to contact the Coast Guard command center in Charleston at (843)740-7050.

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