Body discovered in water is missing boater, officials say

GEORGETOWN SC, (WMBF) - The body of a man found in the water near downtown Georgetown around 1:30 p.m. Saturday is that of a boater who went missing one month ago, according to officials.

Georgetown County Coroner, Kenny Johnson said that through x-rays, they were able to confirm the body is that of missing boater Keith Sullivan.

Keith Edward Sullivan, 45, from Emerald Isle, North Carolina, was last seen at about 12 a.m. on January 12 on his boat, the "Saga." The boat had been anchored in the Sampit River area near the town clock on Front Street in Georgetown, sheriff's officials stated.

The body was recovered near Goat Island in downtown Georgetown by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Johnson said an autopsy performed Sunday determined Sullivan drowned, and there were no signs of foul play. His death is being ruled an accident.

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