Body of missing Lake Murray swimmer recovered, officials say

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IRMO, S.C. (WACH)-- According to officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources the body of the missing Lake Murray swimmer was recovered Monday evening.

Multiple law enforcement agencies began searching for the body of a 40-year-old man just before 2 p.m. Sunday.

The search was suspended after sunset Sunday and resumed the following morning. SCDNR lead the underwater recovery and discovered the body just before 7:30 p.m.

According to witnesses, the man jumped into the water and never resurfaced.

Richland County Sheriff's Department and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are investigating the case.

Stay with WACH FOX and we will update you as more information becomes available.

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