BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The two-day search for a missing scuba diver has come to a tragic end.
During a news conference Monday, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury announced that rescue crews recovered the diver’s body from the Cooper River around 12:30 p.m.
The Berkeley County Rescue Squad, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and SCDNR had spent several days looking for the diver near Cypress Gardens.
According to authorities, the man was an experienced diver who had dived at least 70 times.
The coroner identified the diver as 59-year-old Clark Fletcher.
On Saturday, officials say he went diving with three other people. That dive started at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and officials say that was the last time anyone saw him.
According to Fletcher’s social media accounts, he was from Hickory, North Carolina and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was presently working as a nuclear training instructor for Duke Energy.