Charleston Police investigating after body found floating near Charleston City Marina

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston Police are investigating after a body was found floating in the water at the Charleston City Marina on Lockwood Drive.

According to Charles Francis with the Charleston Police Department, the body of an adult male was found floating in the water by a diver who was performing maintenance on a boat just before 10:30 a.m.

Both Charleston Police and the Charleston County Coroner’s Office were on scene as they conducted the investigation together.

Investigators said the cause of death has not yet been determined and were not able to answer whether this was foul play or an accidental drowning.

They also said they have not determined if this body matches the description of anyone on the missing persons list.

One diver said he is still in shock after discovering the body in the water.

“I thought it was a crab pot – I could just see something small sticking up out of the water; black, looked like it was an old weathered crab pot – figured he may have hit it when he came in July 4th from watching fireworks,” said Russ Bruns, owner of Diversified Diving. “I got into the water to check it out really quick, got about two feet away and then I could see a nose and an ear. I immediately backed away and told the owner to call the police, it was a body.”

Charleston Police say they have not identified the body. The coroner will determine the cause of death.

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