Coroner identifies 19-year-old victim recovered from Wando River Tuesday night

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department said its dive team has recovered a man’s body after responding to a possible drowning late Tuesday night.

Officials say the body was recovered at a dock area near Royal Assembly Drive which is off Clements Ferry Road.

Crews first responded to investigate the possible drowning of an 19-year-old male just after 8:30 p.m.

The Charleston Police Department Marine Unit and Charleston County Fire and Rescue were called to the scene.

Berkeley County Coroner George Oliver later identified the victim as Russell McLaughlin of Charleston.

Coroner Oliver said McLaughlin fell from a dock into the water. His body was recovered around 11:30 p.m.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday.  The Charleston City Police Department and the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office is investigating.

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