The Irmo Police Department along with the assistance of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team recovered the body of Tao Gao, 42, of Irmo around 3:30 pm August 26 in a pond located in the Carmel Commons Subdivision.
That subdivision is off Wandering Brook and Columbia Avenue in Irmo.
According to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, Gao’s death was due to drowning. No foul play is suspected.
If you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC or use the P3 app that can be downloaded from your mobile app store.