MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating after a body was discovered Friday morning in Murrells Inlet.

Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said the body was found at the Morse Park Landing near the Hot Fish Club.

While the coroner will determine the cause of death, law enforcement told News 2 they are treating it as a drowning.

Georgetown County Coroner Chase Ridgeway later identified the body as 65-year-old Mark Dennis Ouellette.

“Mr. Ouellette was found a short while after his empty kayak was found by a passing boater. He was wearing a life jacket,” said Ridgeway.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday to determine the cause of death.