Body of one of the missing fishermen found on Lake Marion

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Coroner's Office say the body of one of the missing fishermen was found Saturday morning by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Natural Resources.

According to authorities, 28-year-old Michael Muse of St. Stephen body was discovered around 11:45 a.m.  on Lake Marion. Muse was found in the area on the lake where their fishing boat was located on February 12th.

Muse has been missing since February 11th when he and his friend Douglas Smith did not return from a fishing trip on Lake Marion. Authorities have ruled Muse's death accidental and the cause of death as drowning.

Authorities say searchers will continue to search the lake every day since the two fishermen went missing and will continue to search until Smith is located.

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