November 22, 2014

Man drowns in Edisto River

A 19-year-old man drowned in the Edisto River at the Colleton State Park over the weekend. Colleton and Dorchester County rescue workers, along with South Carolina Department of Natural Resource officers, arrived on scene after someone called 911 with the report.

The caller told emergency responders there was a missing man and child underwater. By the time the rescue workers arrived, the child was already recovered from the water, but no sign of the man. Divers reportedly found the man’s body on the river bottom about 15 yards from where he was last seen after a two-hour search.