Ridgeville man dies after kayak overturns on Edisto River

The Department of Natural Resources is investigating an apparent drowning in Dorchester County.

Brandon Rashard Boyd, 24, of Old Beech Hill Road in Ridgeville, died about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Edisto River near Shoofly Road, according to Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet.

It is believed that Boyd was kayaking with a friend and the kayak overturned. An autopsy is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday.

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