Elbert man drowns after trestle jump

 An Elberton man died over the weekend when he jumped 50 feet from a railroad trestle into Lake Russell.

Timothy Scott Fleming, 41, was with a group of men when they decided to jump about 4:30 p.m. Sunday into the South Carolina side of the lake, which forms the border with Georgia, said Deputy Coroner Sam Ferguson of Abbeville County, S.C.

Fleming decided to do a front flip off the trestle and landed on his face, his son, Ryker Fleming, told the Associated Press.

Fleming's body was recovered later Sunday in water about 80 feet deep, Ferguson said. He said the death has been ruled a drowning.

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