Man drowns after calling 911 from car stuck in Upstate lake

Published: Mar. 3, 2022 at 12:39 PM EST
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ABBEVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Abbeville County Coroner released the name of a man who drowned on Lake Russell Wednesday night.

The victim was identified as 50-year-old Russell McCrory.

The Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office said McCrory was trapped in a vehicle in the water on Lake Russell. The circumstances for how his car entered the water are unknown, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victim placed a 911 call for help when he was trapped in the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

The incident remains under investigation.