Man drowns near Cherokee Falls dam in Broad River

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BLACKSBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – A Gaffney man died in a drowning at Cherokee Falls.

Cherokee County dispatch officials said crews responded around 1:25 p.m. Friday.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a rescue team found the body of Justin William Cash’s body floating in the Broad River about a mile from the Cherokee Falls dam.

Cash, 35, was a Gaffney resident.

Fowler said Cash had been floating in the river with a friend early Friday morning.

The friend told Fowler that they became separated and Cash failed to resurface after going under water.

Cash’s body was recovered from an area where the water is about five feet deep, according to Fowler.

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