UPDATE: Body Found on Lake Hartwell

Man Identified

Seth Stokes
August 13, 2018 - 9:32 am

HONEA PATH, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials say a Fountain Inn man drowned at Lake Hartwell.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tells news outlets that the body of 67-year-old Larry R. Dickson was found around 7 a.m. Monday.

Shore says Dickson died of freshwater drowning, probably around 1 a.m. Sunday.

His body was found near his boat in a cove near the Honea Path boat ramp.

A dog was found safe in the boat.

Tony Spires, an investigator with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, says Dickson contacted with his wife late Saturday, telling her he planned to stay overnight on the water.

Shore says alcohol was found on the boat and a toxicology test will determine if alcohol was a factor.

The death is considered accidental but remains under investigation.

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