South Carolina man dies after jumping in South Carolina lake

July 05, 2018 - 1:05 pm

LAKE KEOWEE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has died after jumping into Lake Keowee (KEE-oh-wee).

Charles King with Oconee County Emergency Services said in a news release said first responders were called to the lake shortly before 5 p.m. July 4.

King said witnesses said a man had gone under water at a "jumping off rock." King says dive teams found the man's body about half an hour later.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said in a news release that the victim was 21-year-old Vikash K. Patel of Greenville. Addis said Patel's body was found in 19 feet (6 meters) of water.

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