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Authorities recover body after unmanned boat spotted on Lake Marion

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CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Authorities have recovered the body of a man who drowned in Lake Marion over the weekend.

A search was initiated Saturday evening after somebody called 911 to report seeing an unmanned boat circling in the water near White Oak.

Department of Natural Resources personnel responded to the area just before dark. By that time, the boat had run into land.

An extensive search ended Sunday around 11 a.m., when the body of 53-year-old Ricky Lynch of Lake City was spotted from the air.

The Clarendon County Coroner's Office has ruled Lynch's death a drowning. The body will be sent to Charleston for further examination.

The case is still under investigation.

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