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Cowpens Teen Drowns In Broad River Sunday

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Search In Cherokee Co. In Broad River for a drowning victim. Search In Cherokee Co. In Broad River for a drowning victim.

The Cherokee County Coroner says an 18 year old Gaffney High senior drowned Sunday night in Broad River.

Dennis Fowler says Berry Palmer of Cowpens drowned while on an outing with friends.

Fowler says Palmer and some of his friends went to an area of Broad River near the Wolf Den Road access point five miles north of Gaffney around 6:30 pm Sunday.

Witnesses say Palmer joined others swinging from a rope suspended from a tree on shore into the water, but failed to surface after entering.

Fowler says several of his friends tried to pull Palmer up, but they couldn't around 7:10 pm Sunday.

Palmer's body was recovered from about 20 feet of water 15 feet from shore an hour later by personnel from the CKC Fire Department.

Fowler says Palmer died at the scene and does not suspect foul play.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Fowler says family members told him Palmer was not a good swimmer.


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