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.