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DNR investigating after body found in Big Pee Dee River Saturday

Source: Raycom Media Source: Raycom Media

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The Department of Natural Resources is investigating after a body was found in the Big Pee Dee River Saturday afternoon, according to Coroner Keith vonLutcken.

A boat was discovered partially submerged in water and DNR was contacted to investigate.

According to vonLutcken, the body was recovered a short distance from the boat, off Evans Farm Road in Pamplico at 2:10 p.m.

The coroner said there is flooding all around the area. 

The deceased victim is identified as James Michael King, 71, from the Pamplico area, according to vonLutcken.

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