BCSO searching for missing juvenile swimmer in Cooper River

Berkeley County News

BERKELEY CO., S.C. (WCBD) – The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), Berkeley County Marine Patrol, the SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Pimlico Fire Department are searching for a missing juvenile swimmer in the Cooper River.

According to BCSO, they received a call about three juveniles jumping off of the train trestle over the Cooper River near Strawberry Chapel Road around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Two of the individuals were rescued and are fine, but crews are still searching for the third person.

Rescue units are stationed at a boat ramp on Old Rice Mill Rd.

News 2 was on the scene while crews searched. They suspended efforts at 8:30 p.m. for the safety of the divers, but BCSO said that they will resume the search on Thursday morning.

This is a developing story. We will provide updates as more details become available.

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