Floatplane Crashes into Lake Jocassee

Oconee County Emergency Management Confirms

Emily Gill
July 08, 2020 - 1:56 pm
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Authorities report a floatplane crashed into Lake Jocassee this afternoon.

The plane reportedly malfunctioned while the pilots were practicing take-offs and landing.

Oconee County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt reports their dispatch received the call around 12:56 PM, since their dispatch also covers county and fire rescue.

He also confirmed some OCSO deputies including the marine unit responded to scene to assist with the rescue.

Oconee County Emergency Management Director Scott Krein says neither of the occupants were injured.

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