1 dead, 1 hurt after boating accident on Lake Murray

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WSPA) – A boat has crashed into a dock at a South Carolina lake, killing one person and injuring another.

Capt. Robert McCullough of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources tells The State newspaper that the crash happened around 6 a.m. Sunday on Lake Murray northwest of Columbia.

McCullough said the boat crashed into a dock but couldn’t offer many details about the type of boat or circumstances.

The State newspaper is reporting that the person who was killed was 57-year-old Jimmy Gene Ayers of Lexington.

They say he and his nephew were the only two on the boat at the time of the accident.

Ayers’ nephew was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the State newspaper reports.

They say Ayers died of multiple traumatic injuries to the upper body.

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