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Divers find body of missing fisherman in Johns Island pond

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Charleston County Sheriff's Deputies and The Charleston County Underwater Recovery Team found the body of a missing fisherman on Johns Island.

According to Major Jim Brady with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, crews responded to a pond off of Mary Ann Point Road around 11:30 Tuesday morning in reference to a boater that fell from a john boat into the pond. Authorities later stated that the man was not on a boat, but on the shore, and lost his footing. 

We're told an older gentleman, around 65 years of age, was fishing the pond when he fell in. His wife, who was with him on the shore, tried to rescue him with a rope. When it failed, she called authorities. 

 

 

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