Missing swimmer in Intracoastal Waterway: search resumes
The body of a missing swimmer was found Monday night after hours of searching the Intracoastal Waterway.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Investigations and Recovery dive team recovered the body of a 21-year-old man about 8 p.m. after two days of searching, according to a release.
SCDNR, Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Rescue, Horry County Fire Rescue, and the U.S. Coast Guard began searching near the Wacca Wache Landing in the Murrells Inlet area Sunday afternoon after reports that Roger “Trell” Wigfall, 21, of Pawleys Island, went missing. He was reported missing about five miles north of the landing on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said Wigfall died from asphyxiation due to drowning after he was found in the Intracoastal Waterway.
Crews searched areas from 5-feet to 20-feet deep and DNR dispatched six divers, a release states.
Wigfall was a graduate of Waccamaw High School and worked at Groucho’s Deli in Pawleys Island, his family said.
The incident remains under investigation, according to SCDNR.