Body of Swimmer Recovered In Newberry County - WSPA.com

Body of Swimmer Recovered In Newberry County

Posted: Updated:
According to Sheriff Foster, of the Newberry Sheriff’s Office, the body of a white male was discovered in Heller’s Creek on Broad River Road Saturday afternoon. According to Sheriff Foster, of the Newberry Sheriff’s Office, the body of a white male was discovered in Heller’s Creek on Broad River Road Saturday afternoon.
NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. -

September 1, 2013
Sunday, Newberry County officials released the name of the victim who drowned while swimming  in Heller's Creek on Saturday. Christian Eugene Pearson's, 43, of Whitmire, SC, body was found in the same area that Pearson went missing from on Saturday.

August 31, 2013
According to Sheriff Lee Foster, of the Newberry Sheriff’s Office, the body of a white male was discovered in Heller’s Creek on Broad River Road Saturday afternoon.

Authorities are still working to identify the victim of an apparent drowning, according to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an emergency call shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Deputies say divers from Newberry and Union Counties along with divers from SCDNR recovered the body of a missing swimmer in Heller's Creek around 4:30 pm Saturday. They say they found the body a short distance from where he went swimming.

The Newberry County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the victim once family members are notified and an autopsy is performed.


from on Saturday.
  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • 4 Injured In Hendersonville Apartment Fire

    4 Injured In Hendersonville Apartment Fire

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:34:29 GMT
    Four people were injured in a Hendersonville apartment fire Friday morning.  It happened at Ivy Terrace Apartments on West Allen Street around 4 a.m.
    Four people were injured in a Hendersonville apartment fire Friday morning.  It happened at Ivy Terrace Apartments on West Allen Street around 4 a.m.
  • Former Police Officer Faces Domestic Violence Charges

    Former Police Officer Faces Domestic Violence Charges

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:49:19 GMT
    SLED says Christopher Whitfield faces criminal domestic violence charges.SLED says Christopher Whitfield faces criminal domestic violence charges.
    SLED says a former Williamston officer faces criminal domestic violence charges.
    SLED says a former Williamston officer faces criminal domestic violence charges.
  • Deputies Investigate Spartanburg Armed Robbery

    Deputies Investigate Spartanburg Armed Robbery

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:26:38 GMT
    Surveillance picture of suspect in armed robbery at the Lil' Cricket.Surveillance picture of suspect in armed robbery at the Lil' Cricket.
    Deputies looking for clues in the armed robbery of a Lil' Cricket in Spartanburg Wednesday.
    Deputies looking for clues in the armed robbery of a Lil' Cricket in Spartanburg Wednesday.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.