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Body of missing boater recovered


The body of the man who went missing in the Wimbee Creek on the morning of Sept. 11 has been recovered.

Carl Mulligan, 54, was last seen boating with a friend on the Wimbee Creek just before Whale Branch. Witnesses had said the boat took a sudden, hard turn and then Mulligan fell into the water.

Several agencies have been searching for Mulligan since he went missing.

A body matching the Mulligan's description was recovered just after noon, nearly 4 miles from where he was last seen, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. BCSO assisted by Beaufort County Mosquito Control aircraft spotted the body, which had washed ashore in the area where the Combahee River meets the St. Helena Sound.

The Beaufort County Coroner's Office sent the body to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where an autopsy will be conducted.  

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