Juvenile missing, two others rescued from Cooper River after jumping off train trestle

Updated: May. 7, 2020 at 5:15 AM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Emergency crews have rescued two juveniles from the Cooper River and are searching for another in Moncks Corner.

According to the sheriff’s office, just after 3:30 p.m. dispatch received an emergency call about three juveniles who jumped off the train trestle in the area of Strawberry Chapel Road.

Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said crews were able to rescue two juveniles who were located in the Cooper River, and one is currently missing.

Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said the missing juvenile is a 15-year-old boy.

On Wednesday night, divers were pulled back for safety reasons while a boat will remain in the water.

The divers are expected to resume the search for the teenager at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The Department of Natural Resources is expected to bring a plane with sonar equipment to help with the search.

Berkeley County deputies, Berkeley County Marine Patrol, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Pimlico Fire Department responded to the scene.

In addition, a Coast Guard helicopter was spotted assisting in the search.

Chief Deputy Jeremy Baker said a command post has been set up at Cypress Gardens Road.

Kaitlin Stansell - Live 5 News is live from Berkeley County where dive crews are searching for a 15 year old boy after he jumped off a train trestle into the Cooper River and never came back up.

Posted by Live 5 News on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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