Coroner: Folly Beach drowning victim identified

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) – The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified the man who crews searched for on Folly Beach after a report of an overturned boat Friday afternoon.

The Coroner's office identified Robin Crusenberry, 41, of Charleston as the drowning victim on Folly Beach.

Folly Beach Public Safety Director Brad Wade said Crusenberry's body was found around 7:32 p.m.

Earlier in the day, authorities say one person was rescued from the boat that overturned near a put-in at 104 Second Street West.

Charleston County rescue and the Coast Guard launched the search for the missing boater by water and by air.

A special underwater sonar device helped officials locate the victim's body and divers were able to pull him out.

Officials say two people were on the boat when it capsized just 500 yards west of Folly River Bridge.

"Upon arrival on the scene, one victim had gotten them self out of the water and indicated that the other victim was still in the water," said Folly Beach Deputy Chief Brad Wade said.

According to Wade, the survivor was taken to the hospital and is listed in good condition.

At this time, officials do not know what caused the boat to overturn. The Department of Natural Resources is handling the investigation into why the boat overturned.

A Coast Guard Station Charleston 25-foot rescue boat crew and an Air Facility Charleston HH-65 rescue helicopter crew responded to the scene.

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