NC Man Drowns In SC Lake

Authorities say a North Carolina man who could not swim has drowned in a South Carolina lake.

Multiple media outlets reported that 21-year-old Gilberto Presa-Gonsalez, of Cashiers, N.C., drowned in Lake Keowee on Sunday after a wave knocked him off of a sandbar and into deeper water.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says the drowning was accidental.

Authorities think Presa-Gonsalez was wading in water with friends when the wave threw him off balance. The Department of Natural Resources is investigating.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 51791417 -
Gray Television, Inc.