Missing Tybee Kayaker Suspected of Staging Disappearance

Tybee Island and Little Tybee

Tybee Island and Little Tybee

 A Kayaker who went missing near Tybee Island, Georgia is suspected of staging his own disappearance.

Authorities were alerted when the 38 Year-old Cody Magee set out Sunday evening near Tybee Island on his 12-foot kayak and failed to return. The next day his empty boat was found on a nearby beach. 

The Coast Guard had been searching the area, but have discontinued the search as new information regarding Magee's legal troubles have emerged. 

Magee has pending charges in Effingham County for Criminal Attempt to Commit Child Molestation, Computer Pornography and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony.

He was due in Court the day after going missing.  A bench warrant out of Effingham County has been issued for his arrest for failing to appear.

Magee                                                              Source SCMPD

Magee                                                              Source SCMPD