SCDNR investigating drowning on Lake Murray
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) said they’re investigating a drowning on Lake Murray near Buffalo Creek.
The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies responded to the calls at around 11:30 a.m. The man’s body was found at around 2:54 p.m. First responders used wide scan sonar and SCDNR rescue divers were able to recover him.
Greg Lucas of SCDNR said, “A couple was visiting from Pennsylvania and were renting a home in the area for a month. The husband and wife went fishing this morning when the husband fell into the water.”
Investigators said the man was not wearing a life jacket.
The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday rescuers were out on Lake Murray searching for a missing boater.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were deployed on Buffalo Creek near the Grant-Williams estate to search for the missing man. He was reported to have gone in to the water at around 11: 15 a.m.
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