Boy, 15, drowns in Thurmond Lake

Sunday, April 8, 2012 8:41 PM
Last updated Monday, April 9, 2012 2:20 AM
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A 15-year-old boy drowned in Thurmond Lake on Sunday evening, police said.

The teen’s name has not been released, but Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said the victim was from North Augusta.

The boy’s body was recovered about 9 p.m. Morris said the boy was rafting in the lake with a friend. It is unclear how the two became separated, but authorities do not suspect alcohol or foul play.

Columbia County dispatch received the call at 7:05 p.m. The sheriff’s office and Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue responded.

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RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 04/09/12 - 04:45 am
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Sad. Folks enjoy the lake but

Sad. Folks enjoy the lake but please be careful and wear a life jacket on any type of boat.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 04/09/12 - 06:49 am
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Prayers to this young boys

Prayers to this young boys family. I totally agree Roadkill you can never be to careful in any water.

Equaltreatmentforall
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Equaltreatmentforall 04/09/12 - 09:24 am
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Heartbreak. My prayers and

Heartbreak. My prayers and thoughts go out to this young man's family. May the Lord give you peace in knowing that He will help you through this.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/09/12 - 11:05 pm
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ICL is correct, too many

ICL is correct, too many assumptions built into my comment, so I erased it.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/09/12 - 08:25 pm
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itsanotherday1, I will admit

itsanotherday1, I will admit this was my first thought but then after considering the comment, it's possible usmcblondie was not in physical condition to save this young boy. Wouldn't it be sad to discover that usmcblondie was in a wheelchair, or had a broke leg, or recovering from surgery, or if female, she may have had an infant in her care. There are a number of reasons. The thought that maybe this person didn't know how to swim themselves but part of their name is usmc and I assumed that anyone in the marine corp would know how to swim. I could be mistaken.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/10/12 - 10:37 am
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RK and Ginot, have you given

RK and Ginot, have you given any thought that maybe usmcblondie didn't know how to swim so this is why they didn't go in after the boy. Ginot, how do you know usmcblondie did nothing to help? According to another article, a woman jumped in after the boy but was unable to find him after he went under. Could this be our commenter? RK, I agree most marines would have taken action but as Ginot stated, maybe this person isn't a marine and only is using "usmc" which may stand for something else.

Sad part of all of this is a young boy is dead because he didn't know how to swim and didn't have a life vest on and was out in the water without adult supervision. The boy's cousin who was with him didn't know how to swim either and ran to get his 18 year old friend.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/10/12 - 01:29 pm
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Ginot, sorry, not being a

Ginot, sorry, not being a protector, just not one to automatically assume that I know everything that took place, since I (nor you) were there to have all the detail....and we know how accurrate news articles can be. Just take a look at the comment pertaining to the man that was arrested for taking sand at the National. It appears from one of the comments the article didn't accurrately report what occurred. Of course, it's just my opinion, and was raised not to call someone a liar unless I have all the facts.

Ginot
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Ginot 04/10/12 - 02:10 pm
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Who called who a liar? Just

Who called who a liar? Just pointing out inaccuracies in a very accusatory statement.... If that was the case, those statements should have been made to LEo's.... not a public forum where more people can be tried and convicted by the media....

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/10/12 - 03:56 pm
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Ginot, I can not repeat word

Ginot, I can not repeat word for word what you stated because it appears your comments have been removed but insinuating that someone is not telling the truth and even the possibility that they were not even there in my opinion is calling someone a liar. You may not have meant to but your words came across as such. It is possible that this commenter told the LEO's what he/she saw and I fail to see how someone can be tried and convicted by the media when no names were provided.

My prayers are for this family who has lost a child and I hope that this tragic accident will make parents more aware of children swimming and playing in water without proper floating devices, especially for those who do not know how to swim.

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