AIKEN COUNTY (WACH) â?? The Aiken County Coronerâ??s Office is reporting that a body has been recovered in the Edisto River.
According the Coronerâ??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 didnâ??t return, they became worried.
Champyâ??s car truck was found at the landing on Veteranâ??s Rd. Williston Rescue and DNR assisted in the search for him. Champyâ??s boat and body were discovered at about 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning about 2 miles upriver from the landing.
The Coronerâ??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.