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Rescue crews recover missing body in Waccamaw River

Horry County Fire Rescue is the largest department in South Carolina. Horry County Fire Rescue is the largest department in South Carolina.

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Fire Rescue units assisted DNR in the search of a man who went missing at the Waccamaw River around noon Sunday.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says 48 year old William Tompkins Sr. drowned at 12:15pm. 

Divers from Horry County Fire Rescue searched behind Pottery Landing off of 701 in efforts of the search.

The body was found in the area of 430 Channel View Road in Conway Sunday evening, just a few houses down from where he went missing.

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