Boater Found Dead in Newberry County River

2:12 PM, May 9, 2013   |    comments
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Newberry County, SC (WLTX) - Newberry County deputies say a man died while boating on the Broad River in Newberry County.

Newberry deputies say around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday they got a call from Fairfield County to assist in the search for a missing boater.

According to officers, the man had started his trip in a canoe in Union County, then traveled down the Broad River into Newberry County. His body was recovered near the Highway 34 bridge around 11:30 p.m.

Officers say the recovery of the body was difficult because there were rough water conditions. Newberry Sheriff Lee Foster notes a flood warning was in place at the time.

 

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