Coroner IDs 15-year-old who drowned at Lake Keowee

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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.

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