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Afternoon Swim Turns Deadly

Easley man drowns

July 27, 2019 - 10:09 pm

The Oconee County Coroner's Office issued the following press release Saturday afternoon.

Coroner Karl Addis reports a 63 year-old Easley man died Friday afternoon in Lake Keowee near Seneca during a boating & swimming outing.

At approximately 3:45 pm Friday afternoon, Robert “Bobby” McCombs of Easley dived into Lake Keowee from the boat he was a passenger on to swim.

According to his family who was present, he surfaced and began to swim back toward the boat; he then went underwater with no struggle.

His body was recovered Saturday afternoon at 12:40 pm by divers in a depth of water reported to be 50 feet. An external examination found no injuries.

An autopsy will be performed at the beginning of next week to assist with the death investigation. 

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