Search called off after mystery 'help' call 65 miles east of Charleston

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Near 3:30 on Friday afternoon, the Coast Guard received report of an orange lifejacket found floating alongside a pink child's life ring and a radio call for "help" some 65-miles east of Charleston.

However after a search, the Coast Guard has suspended looking on Saturday evening.

Rescue crews conducted were unable to find any additional signs of distress and nothing was found during the search and there was no correlating search and rescue cases.

If anyone has additional information on vessels overdue or any additional information, please contact the Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center at (843) 740-7050. 

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