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Friday December 15th, 2017 8:35PM

Lavonia man drowns Saturday at Lake Hartwell

By Alyson Shields Reporter

A Lavonia man is believed to be the victim of a drowning on Lake Hartwell over the weekend.
 
According to Fox Carolina News, Hart County Coroner Mike Adams confirmed that Turio Blackwell, 29, and his girlfriend were sitting on floats near a cove at the Rocky Ford Boat Ramp when Blackwell slipped off the float, went under and did not resurface. The coroner told the TV station that Blackwell was a non-swimmer.
 
Hart County EMS, Sheriff's Office, the DNR, the dive team and the coroner's office responded at 5:30 p.m. and the dive team located Blackwell's body in about 15 minutes. He was found in eight to 10 feet of water.
 
 

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