Coroner identifies Easley man who drowned on Lake Keowee

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SENECA, S.C. (WSPA) – An Easley man’s body was recovered from Lake Keowee after an hours long search Saturday.

Crews began searching Lake Keowee Friday afternoon for a missing man near the 700 block of Acorn Way in Seneca, according to the Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King.

Coroner Karl Addis said that at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Robert “Bobby” McCombs of Easley dived into Lake Keowee from the boat he was a passenger on to swim.

According to his family, McCombs surfaced and began to swim back toward the boat. They say he then went underwater with no struggle, the coroner said.

His body was recovered Saturday afternoon at 12:40 p.m. by divers in a depth of water reported to be 50 feet, according to the coroner.

The coroner reported the autopsy showed McCombs died from drowning.

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