Coroner’s office confirms identity of swimmer recovered on Intracoastal Waterway

Coroner’s office confirms identity of swimmer recovered on Intracoastal Waterway

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.

Roger “Trell” Wigfall
Roger “Trell” Wigfall (Source: Wigfall family)

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.

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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.

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