Funerals set for men killed in separate incidents on Cooper River

Funerals set for men killed in separate incidents on Cooper River
Robert Mullinax and Robert Andrews
Robert Mullinax and Robert Andrews

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Funeral arrangements have been set for Friday for two men who died following two separate incidents on the Cooper River on Saturday.

A funeral for Robert Al "Robbie" Mullinax II, of Moncks Corner, will be held on Friday in the chapel of the Dial-Murray Funeral Home at 2 p.m., according to the funeral home's website. Mullinax will be buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery on Broughton Road after the service.

Mullinax was a graduate of Berkeley High School and was a US Air Force Veteran.

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officials say Mullinax died after two boats collided near the Pimlico Boat Landing around 6:30 p.m. His body was found around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the Department of Natural Resources, the collision is still under investigation as authorities are doing a reconstruction of the accident. DNR officials say the boats involved were a Baja and Fountain boat.

Authorities say a female who was injured in the incident is in grave condition and not able to speak.

Funeral arrangements have also been made for Robert Andrews of Goose Creek. Andrews' service will be held at 5 p.m. at the Mcalister-Smith Funeral Home in Goose Creek.

Andrews was a Goose Creek High School graduate and was employed with Blue and Gold Auto Salvage for 35 years.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury says Andrews was found by a fisherman Tuesday morning about two miles from where he disappeared in the Cooper River on Saturday.

According to authorities, Andrews jumped into the water and never came back up.

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