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Charleston Co. Coroner identifies the body of missing boater

 The Charleston County Coroner has identified the name of the man who went missing in the Stono River Saturday morning. 

Officials say the victim is 39 year old George Hank Melfi of Charleston, SC. 

Charleston County Deputies and Marine Patrol say the victim fell into the Stono River Saturday morning. 

Crews say the victim's body was found around 10 a.m. Sunday. 

Crews responded at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday to the Lime house Boat Landing area on Johns Island, but were forced to suspend the search for the night late Saturday. 

Deputies say two boaters went out on Stone River on a Boston Whaler when they began to experience engine problems. One of the boaters fell into the water, while they were attempting to secure the boat to a dock, deputies say.

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