DEVELOPING ON 6: Missing Boater's Body Recovered from Edisto Riv - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

DEVELOPING ON 6: Missing Boater's Body Recovered from Edisto River in Aiken County

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The search for a missing boater is over.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton has confirmed that the body of 81-year-old John Champy, Sr. of Williston was pulled from the Edisto River at 4:00 a.m. by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources searchers. The search began around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night when a concerned family member contacted the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

The man's boat was found in the Edisto River about a half mile from Oak Ridge Club Road and Veterans Road, which is near Springfield.

An official cause and manner of death will be determined by a future autopsy. At this point, foul play is not suspected.

Stay tuned to WJBF News Channel 6 for more information on this developing story as it becomes available.

 

 

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