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.