UPDATE 5:47 p.m.: The 16 Charleston area participants in the Boston Marathon are reportedly uninjured.
Charleston City Councilman and active runner Mike Seekings confirmed in an email to Patch.com Monday afternoon that all of the Charleston area participants in the 2013 Boston Marathon have been accounted for and are OK.
Seekings had qualified for the marathon but did not run in the event Monday.
"I did not run. All from Charleston are OK. Upside down world," Seekings wrote.
UPDATE: The following runners have been confirmed OK and uninjured:
- Jacob Driggers of Daniel Island
- Chris May of Daniel Island
- Maureen Bodkin of Summerville
- Lauren Jaynes of Summerville
- Bill Rowell of Mount Pleasant
- Mike Seekings of Charleston
With this afternoon's tragic news of numerous injuries following two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, we want to take a moment to share that our thoughts and prayers at Patch are with the victims as well as these Lowcountry residents who were registered for today's race.
Here is our coverage from Patch in the Boston area.
At least three participants from Summerville are safe, according to Summerville Patch.
If you're looking for a loved one, you can visit Red Cross or contact Boston Police at 617-635-4500.
If you have been in contact with any of them, please share with your neighbors by commenting below.Bergeron, Nate 28 M Charleston Blalock, Richard W. 60 M Mt. Pleasant Bodkin, Maureen 40 F Summerville Brewer, Joshua D. 32 M Charleston Carter, Janet 35 F Charleston Cosentino, Cheri 42 F Mt. Pleasant Driggers, Jacob 37 M Daniel Island Farmer, Jessica M. 28 F Summerville Hansen, Eric T. 40 M Mt. Pleasant Jaynes, Lauren M. 27 F Summerville Kent, Cherry C. 56 F Charleston May, Christopher C 39 M Charleston Melville, Gary 68 M Mt. Pleasant Rowell, William H. 57 M Mt Pleasant Seekings, Michael 53 M Charleston Turner, Elizabeth K. 30 F Mt. Pleasant