GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Georgetown County Coroner's Office says a sheriff's office captain who was found dead in the woods had an enlarged heart and a history of hypertension which led to an irregular heartbeat.
According to the Georgetown County Coroner's Office, 44-year-old James Nettles, a captain with the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, was found in the woods in Georgetown County Monday afternoon.
The coroner says there were no signs of foul play, and a final autopsy report will be available in one month. The final autopsy report will be available in one month.
The sheriff's office says at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, deputies responded to the report of a missing hunter off of Ten Acre Road outside of Andrews.
Authorities say Nettles went hunting at 7 a.m. and did not respond to text or phone calls by his friend.
Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the Georgetown County Sheriff's Bloodhound team conducted a search of the area.
At 4 p.m., the victim was located deceased by searchers in a heavily wooded area.