Missing Lake Hartwell Boater Found

Been missing since late Sunday night

Patrick Gentry
May 30, 2018 - 3:19 pm
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Anderson County Emergency Management said the body of a man who was thrown from a boat on Lake Hartwell Sunday night was recovered on Wednesday.

Officials said on Sunday, 26-year-old Martin Acevedo from Anderson and another man were trying to make it off the water as a storm approached when both men were thrown from a 19-foot bass-fishing-type boat near Portman Marina. 

It happened around 9:15 p.m Sunday. Two boaters who were out on the water on Sunday night said they stopped to help search for Acevedo after his friend yelled for help. 

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., the Anderson Technical Rescue Team confirmed the body of Acevedo had been recovered. They said his body was discovered around noon in approximately 130 feet of water next to the team's designated search area.

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