Body discovered in Lake Thurmond

Lincoln County officials confirmed Friday that boaters had discovered a man’s body in Thurmond Lake.

Approximately 4 p.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call that a white male, around 35-years-old, had been found near the Chamberlain’s Ferry Boat landing area, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Bruce Beggs.

The preliminary cause of death is drowning, although the investigation has not been completed, Beggs stated.

The name of the victim has not been released.