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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.

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