CHARLESTON, S.C. — The tree that stood in the ocean is down.
Tiffany Briley used to wake up at 4 a.m. to get to the boneyard beach at Botany Bay Plantation so she could photograph the iconic tree at sunrise in the surf. She cried in relief when she saw it still standing after Hurricane Matthew.
Last week, she saw from a helicopter that Tropical Storm Irma knocked it over.
Briley, a volunteer at the Botany Bay wildlife management area, felt it in the pit of her stomach.
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