A body found Sunday in the water at Botany Bay has been identified as the 20-year-old kayaker who went missing earlier this month, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.
Dean Legrand Britt Jr., whose address has not been released, died of an accidental drowning, according to Deputy Coroner Sheila Williams. A death notice states his date of death as April 9.
Britt and 21-year-old Logan Brown left Folly Beach at about 1 p.m. the same day and planned to kayak to Morris Island Lighthouse but never returned. Britt’s empty kayak was found the next day and Brown was rescued about four miles southeast of Kiawah Island.
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office was called Sunday to Botany Bay after Britt’s body was found by people walking along the beach.
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