DILLON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Dillon County Coroner released the name of the person who's body was found in the Little Pee Dee River off Harllees bridge road. 30 year old, Jamal Terry Smith. The cause of death at this time is not determined yet.
Danielle McLean grew up with Jamal Smith and found out this morning, "That was the last thing I expected to wake up to this morning to hear that he's no longer with us. The community is so upset and sad," McLean said.
McLean had just seen Smith a couple weeks ago. She says, "He was probably one of the sweetest, just a sweet soul. One of the nicest people you'd meet. Never heard anyone say a bad thing about him, he was just happy and a good guy."
Terry Harrington tried to drive across Harllees bridge yesterday and saw rescue teams in the water with the car. "I was like oh my gosh that's a car, somebody went over the bridge or into the water or something and that was it, I got so nervous I was gone, I didn't want to stay around there," said Harrington.
The Dillon County Coroner says the autopsy is being done and the death is still under investigation. A candle light vigil will be held Saturday in Rowland, North Carolina at the Train Depot at 5:30 p.m.