NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating an apparent drowning that happened over the weekend in North Charleston.
Officers with the North Charleston Police Department responded to Midland Park Road on Sunday evening where they found two men laying on top of a capsized paddle boat in a lake behind the Lakeside Mobile Home Park.
According to a report, officers cast a rope out to the two men and pulled them in. They told responding officers that there was a third male on the boat with them earlier, but he could not swim. They did not see him again after the boat flipped over.
While speaking with a translator, the two men admitted that they had been drinking while on the boat.
A Charleston County Dive Team responded and found the missing person and the coroner was called to the scene.
Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal later identified the victim as Camerino Jesus Reyes Reyes, a 39-year-old male from Oaxaca, Mexico. She said the cause of death is pending.