Second body found after reported drowning in Spartanburg Co. creek

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SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office said a second body was recovered after a reported drowning Friday evening in Lawson’s Fork Creek in the county.

The body of 18-year-old Herman Colby Samuels was recovered from the area near Goldmine Road shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday.

Crews were initially called to the scene around 7 p.m. Friday for a possible drowning.

Sheriff’s Office personnel were able to recover the body of 40-year-old Brandy Boughman, Friday night.

An autopsy for Boughman was scheduled for Saturday while an autopsy for Samuels is scheduled for Sunday.

Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Kevin Bobo confirmed the drowning victims jumped in Lawson’s Fork Creek in to rescue Herman Samuels’ brother after he began having trouble in the water.

The surviving brother was able to get to safety before calling 911 for help, Bobo said.

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