Body washes ashore on South Carolina beach

File photo beach (Image by Betacommand via Wikimedia Commons)

The body of an unidentified person was found dead Saturday on the shore of the Isle of Palms beach in Charleston County, South Carolina WSOC-TV reported.

Isle of Palms Police Chief Kevin Cornett said the department received a call around 12:30 p.m. regarding a swimmer who had potentially drowned.

Upon arriving, officials determined the person was already dead and had likely drowned prior to Saturday, WCIV-TV reported.

Cornett said officials believe the death may have been related to a recent incident on Sullivans Island less than 10 miles away. A man went missing near the island Friday night and officials had been searching for the man, Sullivans Island Town Administrator Andy Benke said.

An investigation is underway.

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