The body of a man who is believed to have jumped from an I-26 bridge earlier this month has been found. Joshua Dawsey, age 30, of Columbia was found by a man kayaking in the Broad River on Sunday. Dawsey had been missing since November 16th.
Authorities had found Dawsey’s car at the I-26 bridge nearly 2 weeks ago and officials speculated that Dawsey had jumped, but until the body was recovered there was no confirmation. The body was found in the river caught in debris up from the Gervais Street Bridge.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says he is treating the case as an apparent suicide but has not made a final ruling until autopsy reports are received.