Colleton County Fire-Rescue


14/May/2023 - Drowning Incident - "B" and "C" Shifts

Incident # 23-03470 - A teenage male went missing while swimming on the Edisto River at Givhans Ferry State Park in Dorchester County Sunday afternoon 14-May. Dorchester County Officials requested mutual aid for a boat and divers to assist with the search. Dorchester County responders and DNR were already on the scene. Colleton County Fire-Rescue assigned a boat, divers and several support staff to the incident. Personnel searched the river in poor weather conditions until dark. Responders remained on the scene during the night and the search was resumed Monday morning. The youth's body was located and recovered around midday Monday not far from where he was last seen. Dorchester County and DNR are handling the investigation. This is the second drowning incident to occur on this section of the Edisto River in the last week. 

Engine 9, Medic 9, Medic 19, Dive 1, Marine 1, Battalion 1 and Car 103 responded.