Authorities searching for missing boater

Missing boater Michael Thompson

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) -- Officials are using boats and helicopters to look for a man missing after his boat capsized on the Wateree River north of Camden.

Authorities say 44-year-old man was in his boat around 11 p.m. Saturday with a woman when the boat hit a log and sank. The woman says she resurfaced, but the man disappeared.

Department of Natural Resource Capt. Robert McCullough says the woman floated downstream and found a fisherman, who then called authorities.

McCullough says rescuers are still hoping to find the man alive even though the Wateree River is moving fast and is near flood stage.