MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) — Authorities are investigating Friday morning after a body was found in a creek in Murrells Inlet, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

The body was found at Morse Park Landing near the Hot Fish Club, authorities told WCBD in Charleston.

The death is being treated as a drowning. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

The man has been identified as Mark Dennis Ouellette, 65, of Murrells Inlet, according to Georgetown County Coroner Chase Ridgeway. His body was found a short time after a boater found his empty kayak. Ouellette was wearing a life jacket.

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