The Charleston County Coroner’s Office is trying to figure out how a person found floating off the coast of Sullivan’s Island Friday morning died.
A boater spotted the body near the jetties in the Charleston Harbor across from the island. The boater called 911 at 6:23 a.m., Sheriff’s Maj. Jim Brady said.
The body was recovered about 7:45 a.m., Charleston County EMS Director Don Lundy said.
Sullivan’s Island Rescue, Isle of Palms Rescue, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted the recovery from a boat landing across from a row of homes off Osceola Drive.
The Sullivan’s Island Police Department confirmed that the body was found, but referred all other comments to the Sheriff’s Office, which is handling the investigation.
Access to the boat landing was blocked by yellow tape while boaters and kayakers waited to enter the water.
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office had not yet identified the person Friday afternoon and authorities have not said whether the deceased person was a man or woman.
Authorities have released few other details regarding the incident. The death remains under investigation, Brady said.