WARE SHOALS, S.C. (WSPA) — A man’s drowning near a park along the Saluda River in Ware Shoals on Tuesday was the second in as many days, authorities said.
Emergency crews responded to the Irving Pitts Memorial Park about 5:30 p.m, and a body was recovered about 6:40 p.m. by Abbeville County Search and Rescue, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Police said the 19-year-old victim was with a small group when he drowned. His name has not been released.
The Ware Shoals Police Department and Hickory Tavern Fire and Rescue also responded to the drowning.
On Monday, a man drowned after getting caught under a rock in eight feet of water, Ware Shoals police said.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.