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Man Drowns At Lake Hartwell

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Anderson County coroner Don McCown tells 7 On Your Side 45-year-old Robert Scott Batson of Simpsonville drowned after falling from a dock at Lake Hartwell.

County dispatch responded to the drowning call around 8:30 Saturday night at the Portman Marina.

McCown says Batson had returned from watching the Clemson football game and riding his boat on the lake. Batson and his brother were on the dock when Batson got up and fell into the water. McCown says Batson’s brother saw him swim for a bit before drowning.

McCown says alcohol did play a factor in the drowning, and the investigation is on-going.

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