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.