Charleston County Coroner identifies local dentist in Stono River drowning
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified a man who drowned in the Stono River as local dentist David Stone, 47, of Charleston.
Stone was in practice with his wife Denise Stone at Stone Family Dentistry, 1051 Gardner Road.
Authorities recovered Stone’s body from the Stono River Sunday morning.
Stone was reported missing to Charleston police Thursday, sheriff’s office Maj. Jim Brady said.
A boater discovered Stone’s body between the Stono Bridge and the Limehouse Boat Landing near Johns Island and contacted Charleston County dispatchers about 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Brady said.
Officials from several agencies pulled the body from the water about 10 a.m.
No foul play is suspected in Stone’s disappearance, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said. The cause of the drowning is still under investigation.
We will continue to update this story as details are available.