State officials are probing a boating death in Charleston Harbor

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The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is looking into a boating death that occurred in Charleston Harbor.

While specific details about the incident remain limited, the Department of Natural Resources clarified in a post on the social media platform X (previously known as Twitter) that the accident on Oct. 15 didn’t result from a collision.

In a related incident reported by Kailey Cota from The Post and Courier, the Coast Guard saved two individuals from a sinking boat near Georgetown.

Regarding the Charleston Harbor incident, one individual fell overboard but was retrieved. However, they later became unresponsive and subsequently passed away, as conveyed by DNR spokesperson Stephen Fastenau on Oct. 16.

The investigation is ongoing, and an autopsy is anticipated. The identity of the deceased has yet to be disclosed by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.

The Hartman Law Firm, LLC is very sorry to the loved ones who are having to go through this challenging time. If you have been the victim of a boat accident or a wrongful death, please call for a free 20-minute consultation.

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