Man who drown in Green River identified
Published 4:19 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2009
A man who drowned in the Green River on July 19 has been identified as Loftis Howard &uot;Cub&uot; Thompson, 63, of Saluda.
A well known Saluda native, Thompson drowned while fishing at the Green River in the Mill Spring area.
Thompson and a friend drove a four-wheeler from a main road to a remote location near the Green River to fish, according to police reports.
At one point, Thompson fell into the river and the other man attempted to save him but was unsuccessful.
The other man drove the four-wheeler out of the woods to a Shady Lane home and called for help.
Officers responded to the call about the drowning around 11 p.m. that Sunday night.
The Polk County Sheriff&squo;s Office should receive preliminary autopsy results soon.
Thompson is survived by four children, 11 grandchildren, four sisters, a nephew, cousin, brother-in-law and many close friends.
A memorial service was held last week at the Saluda Mountain Jamboree.