Greer man drowns at Falls Creek Landing in Oconee Co.


OCONEE CO., SC (WSPA) – A man’s body has been recovered after a drowning on Lake Keowee.

According to Oconee County Emergency Services, crews responded to a drowning around 8:20 p.m. Sunday at Fall Creek Landing.

Divers at the scene recovered a man’s body about 50 minutes later, according to Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King.

King said the body was found at the beach area near the boat ramp.

The victim is identified as Jose Adrian Ramirez, 20, of Greer.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said in a news release that Ramirez was swimming away from the shore near the main boat landing when witnesses say he appeared to struggle and disappeared under water.

Ramirez’s body was found 50 feet from the shoreline in water about 25 feet of water, Addis said.

His death has been ruled accidental.

The Oconee County Coroner’s Office, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the drowning.

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