Search suspended after report of body in water near Westmoreland Bridge

A helicopter hovers over the area where a motorist reported a body in the water. (Source: Live 5)
A helicopter hovers over the area where a motorist reported a body in the water. (Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Multiple agencies responded Friday morning after a motorist called 911 to a report a possible body in the water in the Ashley River.

Charleston Police and Charleston Rescue personnel were spotted on the General William C. Westmoreland Bridge looking over the bridge into the water. A boat and chopper from the U.S. Coast Guard were also involved in the search.

The search was suspended around 11:30 a.m. after nobody found any signs of distress, though a few crab pots were seen in the area according to Lt. J.B. Zorn of the Coast Guard.

A motorist called dispatch reporting a possible body in the water at approximately 9:20 a.m., Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.

The Westmoreland Bridge connects West Ashley and North Charleston, spanning the Ashley River.

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