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Dive team training turns into search for clues

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The Charleston County Sheriff's Department Dive Team was searching for some leads in the Gayle McCaffrey case at a pond off Bear Swamp Road west of the Ashley.

The search began around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning and wrapped up around 12:30 p.m.  There was some confusion earlier about exactly what was going at the pond.

Officials first said that it was scheduled training for the dive team.  Department Spokesman Major James Brady confirmed it was part of the planned training but it included a search for possible clues in the Gayle McCaffrey case due to the close proximity of the McCaffrey's Limestone Blvd. home.

"It wasn't intended to be a Gayle McCaffrey search but we wanted to use the time and the resources to combine that if it would help in the case any."

Gayle McCaffrey was reported Missing one year ago March 18th, her husband Bob has since been named a suspect in the homicide investigation. There was nothing found at the site and officials say no more searches are scheduled in the near future.

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