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SC rescue workers find body of missing boater

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The body of a missing South Carolina boater has been found in the Waccamaw River.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported Saturday that the Horry County coroner identified the body as that of 34-year-old David Leon Johnson Jr. of Conway. Johnson had fallen into the water Friday afternoon while fishing in a boat with a friend.

South Carolina Natural Resources Department Sgt. Mike Prosser said the two men had panicked when their boat ran into a limb with several snakes on it.

Velma Frink told the newspaper her cousin Tim Livingston of Charlotte, N.C., had come to the area to visit Johnson.

Livingston was taken to a local hospital and Frink said he called relatives to pick him up from the hospital Friday evening.

Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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