Coroner: Body of missing boater found at Lake Murray

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The body of a Lake Murray boater reported missing over the weekend has been found.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher tells local media outlets the body of 26-year-old Jonathan Scott Scruggs of Gaffney was found near Goat Island just before 10 a.m. Sunday.

Fisher says Scruggs was wearing a life jacket when he was reported missing, and it was still on his body. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

The Department of Natural Resources says a distress call for a capsized boat went out around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities are still investigating.

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