Date of Incident: August 13th, 2023
South Carolina Reporting Authority: Pickens County Coroner’s Office
Type of Accident: Diving Accident
Location of Accident: Lake Jocassee in Salem. S.C.
Description of Accident: A diver passed away after losing consciousness while diving near The Wall, a popular scuba and snorkel spot for visitors at Lake Jocassee. The 50-year-old man from Fleming Island, FL, was pronounced dead at Prisma Health Oconee. The incident is under investigation by local authorities and the SC Department of Natural Resources.