Capt. Wayne Magwood Death – Dead :  Wayne Magwood Obituary : Cause of Death is Accident

By | September 12, 2020

Capt. Wayne Magwood Death – Dead :  Wayne Magwood Obituary : Cause of Death is Accident

Capt. Wayne Magwood passed away September. 10 , 2020. in this accident. A heartbreaking loss for locals and our local seafood industry. Prayers to his family.

We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,

Mount Pleasant, S.C. – On Friday September 11, 2020 around 10:09 am the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to Coleman Blvd near Mill Street for a vehicle collision with injuries. The collision resulted in a fatality and involved a vehicle and a pedestrian. The collision is under investigation by the Mount Pleasant Police Department Traffic Services Bureau.

Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.


The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

RIP Capt Wayne Magwood
I had the pleasure of meeting Capt during Covid. He had some stories and a great smile. This was shortly before he sold his boats to retire.
Life is a beautiful thing when you remember that it is short. It should be treasured + enjoyed.
Capt was a 4th generation shrimper and was entering his post work life only to have it cut short by a tragic accident today (if I remember right he was in his early 60’s). Today is a sad day on the creek
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Melanie Smith Schimming
Here’s a great article just written this summer. There are many more and also links to view.. I think on PBS or somewhere years ago.
If you don’t mind, I’ll share additional links for anyone interested below.

Nicole German wrote
I’m so very hopeful his family all knows as this happened just earlier today.

Nick Sarant wrote
I just heard about an accident on Coleman by Shem creek just now. Happened earlier. Truck vs pedestrian. OMG how tragic. They did not release the victims name though.

Michelle Fournier Lorick wrote
Oh no. Team magwood is my go to shrimp provider. So sorry to hear this. Prayers for,the family

Brooke Hess Brewer wrote
My mom lives in the old village and we drive down to Shem Creek in the golf cart to buy shrimp from him!

Cathleen Thomas wrote
Total legend. He had just retired in July. What a loss for Charleston natives. I don’t remember a world without Wayne or Winds of Fortune.

Dorothy Porcher Holland wrote
Twice a season my granddaddy would “run down to the docks” and buy 50 pounds of shrimp “fresh off of Capt. Magwood’s boat.” Then he would spend all day heading them so he could freeze them in water in 2 quart tubs. He had a shrimp freezer in the garage with a dedicated generator, just in case.

These shrimp were served for both simple suppers and family dinners. Lucky, favored, children and grandchildren might go home with a tub of frozen shrimp. (Naturally, I enjoyed a lot of shrimp.) I suspect my Grandaddy bought shrimp from more than one generation of Capt. Magwood, but I knew this one, and his daughter was my classmate. This is a tragic loss for the community.

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