boating accident

Date of Incident: May 5th, 2023

South Carolina Reporting Authority: Kershaw County Coroner

Type of Accident: Boat accident

Location of Accident: Wateree River in Kershaw County, S.C.

Injuries: Fatal

Description of Accident: A boating accident occurred on Wateree River near Pine Tree Creek, resulting in the death of a 15-year-old student from Camden High School. The incident took place on Friday at 10:16 p.m. when one boat collided with another. The teenager was fishing with friends at the time. An autopsy will be conducted in Newberry County and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be conducting an investigation into the incident.

Local Media Coverage: WIS 10 TV