2 bodies recovered after 8 fall overboard on Lake Moultrie


MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say the bodies of two men have been recovered after eight people were tossed into Lake Moultrie in a weekend accident.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury tells local media outlets that the bodies were recovered Monday.

Capt. Robert McCullough of the state Department of Natural Resources says the people were tossed into the water when the boat they were in made a sharp turn about 8 p.m. Saturday. Six people were rescued by a second vessel.

Searchers including divers and helicopters searched Sunday for the missing men, ages 47 and 51. McCullough said late Sunday the two were presumed drowned. Their names have not been released.

The boat captain is charged with boating under the influence.

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