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Body of missing boater recovered in Stono River

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The body of a missing male boater has been found in the Stono River near Ross Marine on Johns Island, the body was recovered around 10:00 a.m. on July 13th.

The boater fell into the water on Johns Island on July 12th around 2:30 a.m. while trying to secure the boat to a dock.

According to Charleston County Sheriff's Office there were two boaters in the Stono River on a 13 to 14 foot Boston Whaler and they began to experience engine problems.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office, Marine Patrol, and Dive Team, Charleston County Rescue and fire, United States Coast Guard, Department of Natural Resources, and the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy Service were involved in the search operation.

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