Athens man drowns in Lake Hartwell - FOX Carolina 21

Athens man drowns in Lake Hartwell

Posted: Updated: May 14, 2012 09:07 AM
A life vest lays along the shores of Lake Hartwell. (May 12, 2012/FOX Carolina) A life vest lays along the shores of Lake Hartwell. (May 12, 2012/FOX Carolina)
STARR, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A man is dead after drowning Saturday afternoon in Lake Hartwell.

Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCowan said 33-year-old Elio Segura of Athens, GA, died in the waters just off the Singing Pines Recreation Area, near Starr.

Segura was out with family for a day out on the lake when he swam out to a buoy about 50 yards from shore, around 1:20 Saturday afternoon. While he was swimming, he went under water. His body was recovered some two hours later.

Segura's death has been ruled a drowning, but McCowan said they're working to see if he suffered any medical ailments while in the water.

We're told drugs and alcohol did not play a factor in the drowning.

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