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Coroner: Body found offshore is missing Mt. Pleasant man

Ron Fowler (Source: MPPD) Ron Fowler (Source: MPPD)
MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Officials with the Charleston County Coroner's Office say the body found miles off the coast of Isle of Palms Tuesday is that of 36-year-old Ron Fowler, reported missing in late April.

Officials say autopsy results are still pending.

A boater found Fowler's body two to three miles offshore around 1 p.m. Tuesday. The boater then contacted the Coast Guard.  Crews from the sheriff's office, DNR, Coast Guard and the Charleston County Coroner's office responded and recovered the body at 3:30 p.m.

Fowler was reported missing by his girlfriend on Apr. 23.  His boat was found overturned 16 miles from shore the next day.

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