Teen drowns in Saluda lake

Published 9:40 am Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Police have identified a 15-year-old who drowned in Lake Macedonia in Saluda, Monday, May 2.
A release from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said the teen was Gregory Lamar Daniels Jr. of Flat Rock. Daniels was a student at Hendersonville High School.
Henderson County Sheriff’s Captain Jerry Rice said in a release that the department received a report at 7:01 p.m. of a possible drowning.
The releases states that the caller reported a teenage male had been under the water for a period of time and that others on the scene were in the water attempting to locate the missing swimmer.
Saluda Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Robert Dellinger said his department received a call at 7:03 p.m. of a possible drowning.
“The caller said the teen had been swimming when he went under but didn’t come back up,” Dellinger said. “We had divers looking for him and found the body around 8 p.m.”
Emergency services personnel from Henderson County EMS and the Green River Fire Department responded to the scene, as well, according to the sheriff office’s release.

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