***UPDATED at 3:51 P.M. on Tuesday, October 20th***
McCormick County, SC – According to the McCormick County Sheriff’s Office, the body of a missing fisherman from Aiken was located at Lake Thurmond by fisherman Tuesday morning by fishermen.
The man has been identified as 71-year-old John Fox, who had been reported missing by his wife last Thursday.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of Fox’s death, but the autopsy date has not been confirmed.
We will continue to follow this story and provide more information as it becomes available.
***POSTED at 5:13 P.M. on Monday, October 19th***
McCormick County, SC – Officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) are currently searching for a 71-year-old man who has been missing since last Thursday.
A SCDNR spokesperson tells WJBF News Channel 6 that the man left his home in Aiken last Thursday to go fishing at Lake Thurmond. When the man did not return home that night, his wife called SCDNR.
The man’s boat was found empty, but the man still has not been found. Officials have not been able to pinpoint the man’s last location due to the fact, they believe, that the boat may was found while being adrift
Officials have been doing searches at the lake by air and by boat.
The man’s name has not been released, at this time.
We will continue to follow this story and provide the latest information as it becomes available.