DCSO captain dies while hunting

  • Monday, September 2, 2013

Dorchester County Sheriffís Deputy Captain James Nettles, 44, of Summerville was found dead in the woods in Georgetown Monday.
Nettles had left to go hunting around 7 a.m., Monday, near Andrews in Georgetown County published reports say, and when friends could not contact him via phone and text, the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office was notified which, along with the state Department of Natural Resources and the Georgetown County Sheriff's Bloodhound team, mounted a search of the area.
Nettles body was found in a heavily wooded area around 4 p.m. reports say.
Coroner Kenny Johnson said that the death appears to be from natural causes because there was no injury visible on the body and no gunshots had been fired.
Johnson said an autopsy would be performed Tuesday morning at MUSC in Charleston.

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