Deputies searching Goat Island for missing Georgetown boater

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The search for a missing boater in Georgetown County continues Friday after deputies say clothes similar to those worn by the missing man were found on Goat Island.

Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office are searching for 45-year-old Keith Edward Sullivan of Emerald Isle, NC who had been living on a boat which is anchored in the Sampit River near the town clock on Front Street in Georgetown.

The sheriff's office says Sullivan was last seen on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. on his boat the 'Saga' and was reported missing Wednesday.

Deputies say articles of clothing similar to those described as being worn by Sullivan were found Friday on Goat Island at the mouth of the Sampit River.

The island is being searched by boat and aircraft, according to officials.

Authorities describe Sullivan as a white male, 5'9" and 160 pounds.

Investigators are asking anyone who knows of Sullivan's whereabouts or has any information to call the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at (843) 546-5101.

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