Man drowns during outing at area lake

A Memorial Day family outing at Thurmond Lake turned tragic when a 27-year-old Beech Island man drowned.

Olvin Interiano was swimming at the West Dam Recreation at Thurmond Lake when his family lost track of him, said Harriett Garrison, the Columbia County Deputy Coroner. Mr. Interiano was apparently trying to reach a sandbar just after noon Monday, Ms. Garrison said.

His body was recovered about an hour later. There were no signs of trauma and no evidence of alcohol use, Ms. Garrison said. An autopsy will be conducted today.

-- From staff reports