Body found offshore
A body found floating several miles off Charleston on Tuesday was recovered and is being examined by Charleston County authorities.
A boater found the body about 1 p.m., three miles off the Isle of Palms, and radioed the Coast Guard, a Coast Guard Sector Charlestonspokesman said. The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol and crews from the county Volunteer Rescue Squad,S.C. Department of Natural Resources and others responded and located the body, sheriff’s office Maj, Jim Brady said.
He said the body was recovered at approximately 3:30 p.m., brought to port and handed over to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.
Investigators from the county and Mount Pleasant are awaiting identification of the body, Brady said.
One possibility is that the body is that of a boater missing since last week. The Coast Guard searched last week without finding Ronald Fowler, 36, of Mount Pleasant. He was last reported seen about noon on April 23. His 17-foot Mitzi skiff was found overturned 16 miles east of Charleston on April 24.