Elbert man drowns after trestle jump

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 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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BelleBelle22 06/09/11 - 09:13 am
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PRAYERS go out to the family

PRAYERS go out to the family for there loss.

kathynboys
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kathynboys 06/09/11 - 06:16 pm
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Oh my gosh, that's awful.

Oh my gosh, that's awful. What a horrible accident. My prayers are with his loved ones.

noils
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noils 06/09/11 - 10:39 pm
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Don't drink and dive.

Don't drink and dive.

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