AIKEN COUNTY (WACH) ?? The Aiken County Coroner??s Office is reporting that a body has been recovered in the Edisto River.
According the Coroner??s Office, the victim, who has been identified as John Champy Sr. of Williston, SC. Friends and family said Champy left his house at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, and when he didn??t return, they became worried.
Champy??s car truck was found at the landing on Veteran??s Rd. Williston Rescue and DNR assisted in the search for him. Champy??s boat and body were discovered at about 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning about 2 miles upriver from the landing.
The Coroner??s Officer is reporting that the cause and manner of death are pending investigation. An autopsy is scheduled this morning in Newberry SC. No foul play is suspected at this time.
Champy was 81 years-old.