Coroner identifies body found in water at Botany Bay as missing kayaker

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found on Sunday, April 17 on Botany Bay.

Dean Britt, Jr., 20, of Charleston was identified as the victim. His death has been ruled as an accidental drowning.

Britt was missing since Sunday, April 10, when he and another man took a kayaking trip from Folly Beach. Crews found Logan Brown alive, but were still in recovery mode for Britt.

Botany Bay is a wildlife preserve on Edisto Island near the Charleston-Colleton County line.

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