Body found during search for missing boater in Edisto River

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COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A body has been found amid the search for a missing boater in the Edisto River, according to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

The search lasted for several hours Sunday evening after crews were notified that a person was swimming out to a disabled boat, went under, and never came back up.

Several agencies, including the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, responded to the area of Good Hope Landing just after 2 p.m.

Around 6:20 p.m., DNR found the man roughly 150 feet from where he was reported to have gone down. Divers found the man in approximately five feet of water.

Identification of the body is still pending at this time, which has since been taken to MUSC for an autopsy.

This is an ongoing investigation. We will provide more details when available.

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