Coast Guard finds body of boater who went missing in Charleston Harbor – Live 5 News WCSC

Coast Guard finds body of boater who went missing in Charleston Harbor - Live 5 News WCSC

Body found near Orangegrove Creek was missing boater, Coast Guard says

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.

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, Capt. John Reed, commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, said in a statement.

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.

A fisherman made the discovery at about 7:50 a.m. Friday and the Charleston County Sheriffs Office recovered the body using an airboat, the Coast Guard said in the release.

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.

Two people were aboard the vessel when it flipped, and one was found alive Thursday evening, officials said. Details of that workers condition were not released.

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The work boat was being towed by the Dredge Brunswick when it flipped over, said a release. WCBD is reporting the rescued worker was picked up by the dredge ship.


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