ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Rescuers recovered a body from Lake Hartwell hours after a drowning was reported there.
The body was recovered around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Deputy Coroner Don McCown identified the man pulled from the lake as 48-year-old Chester Earl Causey Hawkins.
He died while fishing near his home on Roach Circle.
McCown said investigators think Hawkins, who had a seizure disorder, fell into the water after having a seizure.
Zion Fire Department, Anderson County Technical Rescue, and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call. Crews set up on Roach Circle by a bridge that crossed the lake.