Update: One dead following drowning on IOP

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ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Coroner’s Office on Friday announced that one of the swimmers died Thursday evening following the incident.

According to the coroner, Taylor Lawson (21) of Moncks Corner died at 5:22 p.m. Thursday at East Cooper Medical Center “as a result of drowning.”

IOPPD is investigating.


ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – The Isle of Palms Police Department (IOPPD) and Isle of Palms Fire Department on Thursday rescued two distressed swimmers from the surf.

According to IOPPD Chief Kevin Cornett, the two adults were swimming near 52/53 Avenues around 4:00 p.m. when crews were dispatched to assist.

Crews were able to locate the swimmers and help them to safety.

Both individuals were transported to the hospital by EMS.

There is no word on the current condition of the swimmers.

There is a moderate risk for rip-currents until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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