MURRELLS INLET, SC (WBTV) - The boat of two missing Gaston County fishermen was found near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, the United States Coast Guard tweeted Friday.
Steve Chaney and David Hambric did not return from a Sunday fishing trip off the coast of Oak Island, according to WECT News. The wife of one of the men contacted emergency officials when the men didn't return.
The Coast Guard and Navy expanded recently expanded their search near Murrells Inlet, where they located the boat about 15 miles east of. No one was on board.
Coast Guard crews, Navy air crews, and partner agencies continue to actively search for the missing Gaston County men, according to a USGC news release obtained by WMBF News.