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Fletcher Man Tragically Killed in a Boating Accident on Lake Keowee

June 09, 2022

LAKE KEOWEE, SOUTH CAROLINA - An accident news story published on states that the Oconee County Coroner has confirmed that a 60-year-old man from Fletcher tragically passed away in a serious boating accident on Lake Keowee in South Carolina.*

Law enforcement officials reported that their office received an emergency call concerning the accident at around 3:30 PM last Sunday. Oconee 911 Communications center staff members stated that they received a call notifying them that a boat's propeller had hit a swimmer by the Fall Creek Landing.

According to accident investigators, the 60-year-old man was pulled from the lake and was then taken to the Fall Creek Landing access by boat. The victim sustained cardiac arrest before Emergency Medical Services arrived.

County Coroner Karl Addis stated that the victim's cause of death was "extensive blood loss" due to a deep laceration across the right femoral artery. Law enforcement officials stated that the victim passed away at 8 PM while receiving emergency medical treatment at the Prisma – Oconee Memorial Hospital emergency department. County Coroner Addis states that the manner of death was ruled accidental.

This accident is currently being investigated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. No criminal charges have been filed at this time. No additional information about the accident has been revealed at this time.

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