Coroner: Body of missing man found near boat

Coroner: Body of missing man found near boat


The body of a man reported missing Wednesday morning was found near a boat at a Cainhoy Road boat landing, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.

Salisbury said the body of John Profit, 67, of Huger, was recovered at the Quinby Creek Boat Landing.

Profit had been reported missing at about 8:20 a.m.

Crews from the Berkeley County Rescue Squad, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, SCDNR and the local fire department found a truck at the boat ramp with the engine running, Salisbury said. They also found a cell phone, wallet, shoes and shirt on the dock.

Salisbury said the boat had floated several hundred yards downstream from the boat ramp and Profit was located near the boat at 10:11 a.m.

The incident remains under investigation, Salisbury said, but no foul play is suspected.

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