REEVESVILLE (AP) Authorities have recovered the body of a Dorchester County man thought to have drowned over the weekend.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the body of 55-year-old Mitchell Syphertt was found on Tuesday.

County Coroner Chris Nisbet said the man died beneath a bridge on Harley Road in the county.

Nisbet said the victim was fishing with a cousin on Sunday. The pair separated for a time as the cousin walked farther down the creek. When the cousin returned, Syphertt was gone.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.


Information from: The Post and Courier,