GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A body was found Monday night during the search for a missing swimmer on the Intracoastal Waterway, according to Horry County Coroner Office.
Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard identified the body of 21-year-old Roger Latrell Wigfall of Pawleys Island. She said he died from asphyxiation due to drowning.
According to a press release, DNR’s Aquatic Investigations and Recovery dive team found Wigfall’s body in the vicinity of where witnesses say he went under while swimming near Wacca Wache Landing.
Officials with SCDNR, Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire Rescue, Horry County Fire Rescue and the U.S. Coast Guard were involved in the search, which started around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.