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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