Department of Natural Resource divers recovered the bodies of the two swimmers who drowned this afternoon at Lake Marion.


Clarendon County, SC (WLTX) - We now know the names of the two men who died after drowning in Lake Marion near Santee early Tuesday afternoon.

The bodies of Josh Owens, 19 of Eastover and Timothy Leon Dixon, 21 of Sumter, were recovered by DNR divers.

According to Department of Natural Resource Capt. Robert McCullough, three swimmers--one woman and the two men-- were out on the lake when they got into distress. The three were swimming under the I-95 bridge according to Clarendon Deputy coroner, Bucky Mock. The woman was able to make it to a sandbar.

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