Beaufort County authorities recover body of female near boat landing

South Carolina News

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – Authorities in Beaufort County have found a female’s body near the Broad River Boat Landing.

Investigators say the clothing found on the body is similar to what 19-year-old Mallory Beach was reported to have been wearing at the time she was ejected from a boat in Archer Creek one week ago.

More than 15 first responders and dozens of Good Samaritans joined in the week-long search for Beach.

She was riding in a boat with five friends last Saturday night when the boat hit a piling in Archers Creek and sent her into the water.

The coroner’s office has scheduled an autopsy to determine the exact identity and cause of death.

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