CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Emergency crews have found the body of a boater who went missing in the Charleston Harbor Thursday night.
The Coast Guard located the mariners body near Orangegrove Creek. He went missing Thursday evening when a dredge workboat capsized.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston got word from a fisherman that they found the missing man at 7:50 a.m. on Friday. A report states that Coast Guard crews responded to the location but were unable to recover the mariner due to water depth.
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While the response was immediate and involved eight agencies, we were ultimately unable to locate the mariner in time. Our condolences go out to the family, friends, and coworkers dealing with this heartbreaking loss,” said Capt. John Reed, commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston.
Multiple agencies responded including the Coast Guard, Charleston City Fire, North Charleston Fire, Charleston Police, Mount Pleasant Police, Mount Pleasant Fire, Charleston County Sheriffs and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
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