Drowning victim found in Dorchester County after man disappeared over the weekend

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REEVESVILLE, South Carolina — Authorities have recovered the body of a Dorchester County man thought to have drowned over the weekend.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/1octl8O ) that the body of 55-year-old Mitchell Syphertt was found on Tuesday.

County Coroner Chris Nisbet says the man died beneath a bridge on Harley Road in the county.

Nisbet says the victim was fishing with a cousin on Sunday. The pair separated for a time as the cousin walked farther down the creek. When the cousin returned, Syphertt was gone.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.

Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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