Local man dead after fishing accident

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AIKEN COUNTY, South Carolina

A Martinez, Georgia man is dead after an incident that happened while he was fishing.  In a release, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton says 77-year-old Howard Seymore  was pronounced dead at a pond near 660 Ridge Rd. in Aiken County Friday afternoon.

Carlton says Seymore and a friend were fishing on the bank of the pond when his fishing line got tangled with debris in the water.  Seymore got in a canoe and paddled out to the area to try to untangle the line. His canoe tipped over and he drowned in about 6-feet of water.

The Aiken County Coroner’s office and state authorities are investigating.  An autopsy is set for Saturday.


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