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.

Injuries: Fatal

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.

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