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Body of Swimmer Recovered In Newberry County

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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.
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