PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The Pickens County coroner has confirmed that a 15-year-old drowned at Lake Keowee on Friday while on a camping trip.
Several units responded to Keowee Toxaway State Park at about 7:11 p.m. near Hwy 11, according to emergency officials.
They say the victim was located about 20 feet off the shoreline and brought to the surface at 7:43 p.m.
He was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital by Pickens County EMS, where he was pronounced dead.
The coroner identified him as Sahiyd Thomas, 15, of Moore, South Carolina.
Thomas was on a camping trip with a church at the time of the incident, according to the coroner.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Saturday.