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Business Owner Charged In Kayaker's Death On Jocassee

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The owner of an outfitter in Oconee County has been charged in the death of a kayaker on Lake Jocassee earlier this year. The owner of an outfitter in Oconee County has been charged in the death of a kayaker on Lake Jocassee earlier this year.
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Business Owner Charged In Kayaker's Death On Jocassee - July 22, 2013

The owner of an outfitter in Oconee County has been charged in the death of a kayaker on Lake Jocassee earlier this year.

Officials with the SC Department of Natural Resources say Clemson student Charlie Michael, the owner of the Jocassee Outdoor Center, didn't give the renters enough equipment on the day that 25-year-old Anlin Wang, of Central, capsized in a kayak.

DNR Captain Robert McCullough tells 7 On Your Side Michael has been charged with improper equipment.  He faces a maximum fine of $475.

Wang's body was found in March after the kayak he and his wife were in capsized.  Both were wearing life jackets, but Wang was unable to swim, according to fire officials.

The DNR says Wang was given the wrong size life jacket.

Oconee County Rescuers Find Boater's Body - March 17, 2013

Oconee County rescuers have found the body of a boater who disappeared after his kayak capsized on Lake Jocassee.

Oconee County Fire Chief Charles King says rescuers found the man's body Sunday morning. 

The Pickens County Coroner's Office says the victim was 25 year old Anlin Wang from Central.

King says Wang and his wife were together when their small kayak capsized Saturday. Although both wore life jackets, he was unable to swim. The two lost contact about 10 minutes after they were thrown into the water.

King says it took the woman an hour to swim to shore and several hours more to flag down other boaters for help.

Wang was a student at Clemson University.

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