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The Coast Guard says the two were found on high ground near the north end of the Edisto River about 7 a.m. Monday. The boaters had launched a 14-foot boat for a fishing trip at Edisto Island on Saturday night but did not return.

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The Coast Guard, the Department of Natural Resources and Charleston County officials mounted a search for the two.

The female subject was air lifted to an area hospital to be treated for water related injuries. The male subject was confirmed deceased on scene by emergency medical personnel.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office is on scene and will be responsible releasing the name of the deceased.

The SC Department of Natural Resources will be the lead agency that will be conducting the investigation in to the circumstances surrounding this incident. The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office will also be assisting.

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