Body found near Northbridge Park identified as North Charleston man

Body found near Northbridge Park identified as North Charleston man

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified a body that was recovered near Northbridge Park in West Ashley Thursday afternoon.

On Friday, authorities identified the body as 23-year-old Raheem Simpkins of North Charleston.

The cause and manner of death are pending.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Witnesses spotted the Charleston County Underwater Recovery Team in the area after the initial call came in to Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch at 12:24 p.m.

Dispatch officials say crews with the North Charleston and Charleston police departments were on scene, as well as County Rescue.

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