Gilbert, SC (WLTX) -- A boating excursion Sunday turned tragic after a man fell from a pontoon boat and died in Lake Murray.
According to the SC Department of Natural Resources, a 55 year old man fell from a pontoon boat sometime Sunday while aboard with his wife and sister.
The man's wife jumped into the water in an effort to assist the victim, and a passing fisherman was flagged down to help, while emergency crews were called.
DNR reports that no alcohol was involved in the incident, and they are continuing their investigation into the incident.
Identity of the victim and cause of death will be released by the Lexington County Coroner, pending their investigation and notification of family.
The Lexington County Coroner's office has identified the man who died as 65 year-old Russell R. Fitzgerald of Gilbert.
DNR and the Lexington County Coroner's office continue to investigate the incident.