Body of drowning victim recovered at James Island County Park (updated)

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Update August 5:

More details have become available in the case - the victim, a 54-year-old Charleston man was attempting to untangle his casting net from the James Island County Park fishing pier when he lost his footing and fell into the water.

A witness reported that the man lost his footing and struggled to stay above the surface. After a few seconds he disappeared beneath the water, the police report says.

First reporting:

The Post and Courier reports that at around 8:05 p.m. last night, authorities recovered the body of a swimmer who apparently slipped from or dove off a dock and drowned at the James Island County Park.

Read the brief here.

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