Colleton County Fire-Rescue


25/June/2022 - Edisto River Drowning Incident - "C" Shift

Incident # 22-04916 - Colleton Fire-Rescue Divers responded as a mutual aid request from Dorchester County units to a sandbar on the Edisto River north of Jelicos Landing Saturday afternoon 26-June at 13:47. Dorchester County Fire-Rescue and SCDNR units were already on the scene searching for a missing adult male. Visibility in the black water river was nearly zero. Colleton launched three boats, one from Long Creek Landing and two from Jelicos Landing. Divers searched the area for approximately 1-1/2 hours before locating the man's body. He was turned over to Dorchester Authorities. 

Diver 1, Marine 1, Two inflatables, Medic 9, Medic 6, Battalion 1, Car 101 and Car 112 responded. Lieutenant Ray Delonge served as Incident Commander.