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Coroner: Woman dead after scuba diving accident on Lake Keowee

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Woman dies after scuba diving accident on Lake Keowee (FOX Carolina/ 7/29/17) Woman dies after scuba diving accident on Lake Keowee (FOX Carolina/ 7/29/17)
Woman dies after scuba diving accident on Lake Keowee (FOX Carolina/ 7/29/17) Woman dies after scuba diving accident on Lake Keowee (FOX Carolina/ 7/29/17)
Woman dies after scuba diving accident on Lake Keowee (FOX Carolina/ 7/29/17) Woman dies after scuba diving accident on Lake Keowee (FOX Carolina/ 7/29/17)
Woman dies after scuba diving accident on Lake Keowee (FOX Carolina/ 7/29/17) Woman dies after scuba diving accident on Lake Keowee (FOX Carolina/ 7/29/17)
Drowning victim Angelia Marie Dover (Left). (Source: Family) Drowning victim Angelia Marie Dover (Left). (Source: Family)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Oconee Fire Department Chief Charlie King said one person has died after a scuba diving accident near the Highway 130 Bridge on Lake Keowee.

Per Coroner Karl Addis, the female decedent, a male companion and his two kids were scuba diving to a depth of 50-55 feet in a popular area when one of the divers became distressed and attempted to resurface.

The male diver the tried to reach the female diver and when he found her he said he realized she no longer had her breathing regulator in her mouth and that she continued to struggle and disappeared. The man was able to go to the shore and call for help around 4:53 p.m. and first responders were on scene within five minutes, King said.

Oconee County Dive Team was able to pull the distressed diver out from the bottom of the lake within about 30 minutes and medical treatment was initiated immediately by first responders on shore. She was transported to Oconee Memorial Hospital by EMS after receiving advanced life support by EMS.

Keowee Fire Department, Oconee Fire Department and Oconee County Dive Team all responded to the incident.

Medical responders noted the woman's breathing regulator was entangled in some fishing line.

Coroner Addis said later Saturday evening that 43-year-old Angelia Marie Dover of Boiling Springs was pronounced dead at 6:07 p.m.

An autopsy revealed Dover's cause of death as drowning. Her manner of death was classified as accidental.

Her dive equipment appeared to be functional, the coroner said, and she did not run out of breathing air. Dover was reportedly trained and certified to scuba dive, the coroner said.

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