LONG CREEK, S.C. - South Carolina authorities have found the body of a Tampa man who died while rafting in the Chattooga River, but they haven't been able to recover him from the water.
Rescue officials said they used a special camera to find Thomas Patrick Hill on Friday. His body is in rapids near where he disappeared while on a trip with commercial guides Wednesday.
Authorities said the river is running too swift to immediately get to Hill's body.
Hill, who was on a corporate retreat, was on a rafting outing run by Southeastern Expeditions.
Officials have also not identified the company hosting the retreat.
Southeastern Expeditions said it took all precautions and was cleared to raft down the river Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service. Southeastern is one of three companies allowed to offer white-water tours on the Chattooga, a protected river.
Six people were on the raft. Emergency personnel said Hill and three others fell from the raft near the Five Falls rapids, the South Carolina Radio Ntwork reported. Hill was trapped in an undercurrent and did not resurface.
Southeastern Expedition guides said they tried to rescue him several times, the radio network said.