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Coroner: Body of Lake Greenwood drowning victim recovered

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DNR reports drowning at Lake Greenwood. (FOX Carolina/ 5/27/17) DNR reports drowning at Lake Greenwood. (FOX Carolina/ 5/27/17)
DNR reports drowning at Lake Greenwood. (FOX Carolina/ 5/27/17) DNR reports drowning at Lake Greenwood. (FOX Carolina/ 5/27/17)
DNR reports drowning at Lake Greenwood. (FOX Carolina/ 5/27/17) DNR reports drowning at Lake Greenwood. (FOX Carolina/ 5/27/17)
Search resumes for drowning victim. (5/28/17 FOX Carolina) Search resumes for drowning victim. (5/28/17 FOX Carolina)
Day 3 of searching begins on Lake Greenwood (FOX Carolina/ May 29, 2017) Day 3 of searching begins on Lake Greenwood (FOX Carolina/ May 29, 2017)
LAKE GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The search for a drowning victim on Lake Greenwood has ended.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources was notified about the drowning around 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 on a section of Lake Greenwood in Greenwood County.

Robert McCullough with the SCDNR said Abbeville dive team was called in and several boat teams were searching the lake. The rescue team is using sonar radar to attempt to track down the individual.

McCullough said a man died, but he wasn't sure of the victim's age or identity.

According to the SCDNR, the man was on a boat with others and when they stopped the boat to cool off, the man jumped into the water and didn't resurface. Another person on the boat at the time called 911.

Rescue crews searched the waters Saturday night, then again on Sunday, and returned for a third day of searching on Memorial Day.

On Tuesday, officials said the search was ongoing. Abbeville and Greenwood County dive teams were at the scene as of 1 p.m.

As of Wednesday evening, Greg Lucas with the SCDNR told FOX that the body had not yet been located, nor had it surfaced.

On Thursday, around 11:42 p.m., the coroner announced that the body of the drowning victim had been recovered. He was identified as 44-year-old Steve Roger Grigg II.

The coroner said Grigg got off a boat and into the water on Saturday and began swimming around. Then, the coroner said, Grigg went under and did not resurface.

Grigg's body was located at 9:15 p.m. from the lake in the area in front of the club house.

After an autopsy, his death was ruled accidental due to freshwater drowning.

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