Body found in Ashley River ID'd as missing bridge jumper

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Coroners identified a body found Thursday in the waters of the Ashley River.

Officials from the Charleston County Coroner's Office said the body is that of the missing man, 22-year-old Jackie Washington.

Coroners said they were dispatched to the Ashley Marina after Washington's body was discovered.

Coast Guard and Charleston County rescue personnel were dispatched to the Ashley River earlier this week when three men jumped off a bridge. Only two of the men successfully made the swim to a nearby dock.

Washington was a former running back for the Wando High School football team.

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