Elijah Weatherspoon Wiki – Elijah Weatherspoon Biography
Elijah Weatherspoon was a Black and Puerto Rican male. He went missing on June 25th the boat on the Cooper River near Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Elijah’s body was found Sunday (June 28) in the water several days later and his family has said they’ve gotten conflicting reports about what happened. More than 50,000 people have signed a petition calling for Elijah Weatherspoon’s death to be investigated.
Elijah Weatherspoon has died at the age of 18.
He went missing on the boat on the Cooper River near Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Thursday, June 25. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources told Live 5 that they responded to a missing boater call that Thursday around 11 p.m.
The Coast Guard suspended its search for Weatherspoon on Friday night after searching more than 250 square miles, ABC News 4 reported.
#Breaking @USCG , local agencies are searching for a 18-yo black Male, 6-ft, 160-170lbs, with short hair wearing US flag swim trunks, no shirt, who went missing in the water near the Ravenel Bridge. If you see him, contact Sector Charleston at 843-740-7050 #USCG #D7 #Ready pic.twitter.com/2Je1ry1ZFo
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) June 26, 2020
Elijah Weatherspoon Family
Weatherspoon’s aunt, Debbie Elisa Perez, posted on Facebook about some of the inconsistencies around what happened to her nephew. She said he was a football player and had been working hard to get his life back on track.
“He has a family that adored him, loved him, and misses him terribly,” she wrote.
She wrote that the family was told that he jumped into the water to use the restroom and a lifeguard told him not to panic, but then he did.
A friend of Weatherspoon’s aunt started a petition on Change.org to investigate his death. The petition notes that Weatherspoon was black/Puerto Rican and on a boat with seven white friends.
As of the time of publication, more than 57,000 people had signed the petition.
Buckley told Live 5 that there were a number of inconsistencies and they are doing their own investigation. They’re asking anyone with information to come forward.
The 18-year-old died on a boating trip in South Carolina. He was on the boat with seven friends, but little is known about what happened or why he died. His body was found in the water several days later and his family has said they’ve gotten conflicting reports about what happened. Weatherspoon’s cause of death is still pending.