Man Drowned Swimming with Friends on Lake Murray

A man drowned while swimming in Lake Murray.

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - (WLTX) -- A man's body has been recovered after what officials say was an accidental drowning. 

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher says at around 2:00 a.m. 23-year-old Austin Carson of Lexington was swimming with a friend near Lake Murray dam. He later struggled to stay afloat and his body was recovered shortly after.

An autopsy has confirmed that Carson's death was because of drowning.

This incident is under investigation by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. 

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