CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – One person is dead after deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) searched a Johns Island pond for a missing car Friday evening.

According to CCSO, deputies were called to Turtle Marsh Lane near Great Egret Drive around 7:00 p.m. for a possible vehicle in the pond.

Initial 911 calls reported tire tracks leading to the pond.

Around 11:00 p.m., divers found the car and the deceased occupant.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased as 61-year-old David Therien of Charleston.

CCSO’s Traffic Services Unit is investigating the death as a traffic fatality. 

Editor’s note: This story is breaking and will be updated.