Crews resume search for missing man

Charles Fernell (Source: CPD)
Charles Fernell (Source: CPD)

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Search crews have returned to the Stono River on Friday to resume the search for a boater reported missing on Thursday.

Yesterday, crews with the Charleston Police Department, Charleston County Sheriff's Office, the Coast Guard, and Charleston County Rescue Squad searched near Stono Marina for 54-year-old Charles Dale Fernell, last seen between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say Fernell live on a boat at the marina and his vehicle is still parked there.

He is described as a white male weighing about 170 pounds, wearing a long sleeve blue button down polo shirt with the sleeves rolled up, greenish colored khaki shorts and blue Sperry Topsiders.

Anyone with information about him can call Charleston Police Department at (843) 577-7434.

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