South Carolina News: SCDNR investigating a boating fatality in Orangeburg County

South Carolina News: SCDNR investigating a boating fatality in Orangeburg County

Columbia, SC (STL.News) – One person has died after a boating accident on Lake Marion Saturday evening.

At approximately 5 p.m., six boaters on a 32-foot pontoon boat with an enclosed structure, were heading to Lake Marion Resort Landing to escape a storm.  While en route, waves swamped the boat and flipped it, trapping all six people in the structure underneath the water.

Five boaters were able to get out and surface, however, one was not. 

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