Cost estimates for Amy Arrington search over $50k
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:02:01 GMT —
The search for Amy Arrington over the July 4 weekend cost area rescue groups over $50,000.
The U.S. Coast Guard's cost for the search was $42,465.05, and the City of North Myrtle Beach's cost is expected to be around $4,000 to $5,000, according to City of North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling.
Dowling said the Coast Guard's costs include the use of a boat, helicopter and personnel.
Lauren Jorgensen, a Public Affairs Officer for the Coast Guard said Coast Guard investigators are working with local law enforcement and haven't determined yet if they will seek to recoup expenses from the search.
"But that is an option down the road," she said.
Dowling said North Myrtle Beach's costs have not been finalized but the City of North Myrtle Beach Public Safety department spent $4,038.47, not including equipment costs.
North Myrtle Beach Rescue also spent $382.10 on some personnel and equipment.
The Public Safety Department also spent $190.90 to provide Paul Arrington with a hotel room for the night of July 5.
Dowling said he is "not sure at this point which route the city can or will take with respect to recouping expenses."
Dowling said Horry County and the SC Department of Natural Resources have not at this point provided their cost estimates.
Arrington was reported missing from North Myrtle Beach on July 5 by her husband. Officials determined Amy Lynette Arrington and her husband Paul David Arrington conspired for her to disappear to avoid having to show up in court in North Carolina on Monday to answer to charges filed against her there.
Amy Arrington turned herself in to authorities in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday.Paul Arrington turned himself in to North Myrtle Beach on Thursday for charges of criminal conspiracy and providing false information to law enforcement. He was released on bond Thursday night.