The search for Tyler Doyle in South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach continues a week after he embarked on a duck-hunting trip and never returned. The United States Coast Guard Southeast announced the suspension of the search after covering 694 miles in 45 hours. The discovery of Doyle’s waders and wallet on 31st January 2023 reignited the search.
Doyle’s wife, Lakelyn Chestnut Doyle, wrote on Facebook: “Tyler’s items have been found 2 miles out from east of the ocean isle beach. If anyone near ocean isle or holden beach & further north can bring out offshore boats or even walk the beach inland. GOD IS WORKING.”
Tyler Doyle was likely involved in a boating accident while hunting
Tyler Doyle was likely involved in a boating accident. The exact location of the accident remains unclear. However, searchers have a rough idea of where the incident might have happened based on the positions of his hunting decoys.
The authorities say they rescued a second person on Doyle’s boat near the north jetties. Their identity, condition, and whether they’ve offered any insight into Doyle’s disappearance remain unclear.
It’s uncertain whether the authorities are keeping some details about the disappearance secret. Lakelyn announced via Facebook that the search would continue using helicopters:
“They are flying helicopters tomorrow and with that they can’t have drones!!!! Please do not bring a drone!!!!!! Helicopters are going to see a lot more than a drone so please do not bring a drone.”
Lakelyn, pregnant with Doyle’s child, wrote on Facebook that she wishes for Doyle’s quick return: “Oh Tyler, My love. My best friend. My everything. Please just come home. I miss you so much. My heart is shattered. Tyler is strong. Tyler is smart. He’s out there – I know he is. Please pray so hard. Paisley grace needs you.”
Hannah Faulk, a family friend, created a GoFundMe page to support Lakelyn. The page’s description reads: “A lot of people heard that Tyler Doyle was in a boating accident. His wife Lakelyn Doyle is expecting a new baby. I’m creating this account to help her stand on her feet and not have to worry about an income for a little while.”