Missing: Duck hunter Tyler Doyle vanishes
After slipping overboard in choppy seas close to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the 22-year-old was reported missing on January 26.
He apparently called a friend to tell that his boat was having motor issues and was taking on water when he was last seen setting out duck decoys at the north jetties.
According to the police, Tyler’s disappearance is not thought to have been a homicide.
The news was announced on social media by the Wisconsin-based rescue organization Wings of Hope.
Wings of Hope posted the following on its Facebook page: “We had to inform this devoted family that there was nothing else we as a search and rescue organization could do.
As part of its quest for the hunter, the non-profit organization deployed sonar, drones, and K9 units.
However, as long as the weather permits, the Civil Air Patrol and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) are conducting searches.
Due to current and ocean conditions, the search area has been extended further up the Carolina coastline.
The SCDNR reports that a number of Doyle’s possessions were discovered off the coast of North Carolina.
His wallet and waders were also included.
According to authorities, Tyler vanished at a temperature of 39 degrees in the air and 50 degrees in the water.
Three weeks after the boater went missing, his loved ones gathered in Little River for a vigil last Friday.
At the start of the vigil, relatives read a statement to the gathering, according to WRAL.
“Your outpouring of support, your uplifting thoughts, your prayers, and your love mean so much to this family as they face this difficult journey to find Tyler,” the statement from the family read.
The family also expressed gratitude to “everyone who has donated their time, boats, and helped in this. Comprehensive air, land, and marine search for Tyler.”
Police provided relatively few facts while still conducting their search, but malicious tales have persisted online.
The pregnant wife of Tyler, Lakelyn Doyle, revealed that she has set her social media accounts to private, according to The Post and Courier Myrtle Beach.
“I will be making my posts private because strangers are saying things that are not even remotely true,” she declared.
My stress level can’t be high because I’m 30 weeks pregnant, for the sake of her.
The Post and Courier quoted Tyler Doyle’s father, Brian Doyle, as saying: “What we need is for everyone to pray and have faith that God is going to give us a miracle and bring Tyler home alive.”
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources stated earlier this week that rumors of Tyler facing criminal charges are “unfounded.” I have personally done a Truth Finder search and did not find any charges besides just some traffic charges DNR does also have some charges on him as well but none that pretrained violence.
The boat he was on was never found. There are theories that he was running away from pending charges those charges are unfounded.
There are also theories that he ran away, and this was his way of faking his own death to run away from his life and start a new one. There are also theories that he did indeed drown but remains or his boat have never been found. One thing that hasn’t been said yet is what about Aliens? Could aliens of taken Tyler and his boat? There are several accounts around the same time and place saying there was UFO’s that were reported. What do you think happened to Tyler Doyle?
Tyler Doyle, 22, of Loris, was last seen on Jan. 26 when his duck hunting boat sank off the coast of North Myrtle Beach.
Doyle’s wife, Lakelyn, was pregnant when her husband disappeared and gave birth to their daughter last month, The Sun News reported.
Social media posts from before Tyler’s disappearance hinted that the couple planned to name the baby Paisley Grace.
Meanwhile, shortly after her husband went missing, Lakelyn asked a friend to shut down the family’s GoFundMe “due to the rumors and everything going around.”
“She [would] rather go without, then to deal with drama and rumors while she’s actively searching for her missing husband … as a [woman who is] 30 weeks pregnant she can’t handle everyone’s opinion and stress on her body for the baby’s sake,” family friend Hannah Faulk wrote in early February.
Although it is unclear exactly what gossip prompted the request for donations to stop, Tyler’s brother, Reed, also posted on Facebook slamming “everyone who’s out there spreading rumors about my brother.”
The family also announced last month that Tyler was added to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS).
At the time of his disappearance, the 22-year-old was wearing khaki pants, a white t-shirt and a camouflage float coat.
He is between 5’9” and 5’10” tall and weighs 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.