Youth drowns on Johns Island

A 12-year-old was pulled from the water Sunday night near a Johns Island dock and could not be revived.

The youth was playing tag with two other children in the water near a dock at 3549 Joe Wright Road and was reported missing about 7:13 p.m, Charleston County Sheriff’s Maj. Jim Brady said.

Deputies, divers, air support and marine patrol responded.

Divers found the youth’s body in the water at 8:24 p.m. Emergency workers could not revive the youth.

The coroner was on the way to the scene Sunday night.