GILBERT, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says a boater was killed when a tree fell on top of a pontoon boat in a South Carolina lake.
The agency said in a statement Monday that the boat driver was preparing to dock on Lake Murray over the weekend when the engine cut off and it drifted into a dead tree on the edge of the water.
Officials said that the tree snapped and fell on a passenger in the boat.
The victim was taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The Lexington County Coroner’s Office said it would identify the victim after family members were notified.