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DNR officials locate body of missing Lugoff boater

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The body of the Kershaw County man who went missing late Saturday night after he felt out of his boat has been located, according to Department of Natural Resources officials.

DNR says they located the body of 44-year-old Michael Thompson around 4:15 p.m. Monday near the Lugoff landing.

Thompson's family spent Sunday looking for him on the Wateree River.

Thompson had been missing since 11 p.m. Saturday. Department of Natural Resources officials say he and a woman fell out of the boat they were in after it collided with a floating log.

The woman told DNR officials that she had heard Thompson screaming, but could not locate him. She eventually found a fisherman who picked her up in his boat and drove her back to the crash site. There was no sign of Thompson.

We'll have more on this story as it develops.

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