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A 20-year-old man from Greer, South Carolina, died after drowning in Lake Keowee on Aug. 18.
Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis identified the victim as Jose Adrian Ramirez of Spartanburg County.
Ramirez was swimming away from shore near Fall Creek Landing at the lake on Sunday night when he “appeared to struggle and then disappeared” underwater, according to a news release from the coroner.
Ramirez’s body was recovered 45 minutes after emergency responders received the first 911 call. His body was found by divers in water 25 feet deep, 50 feet from the shoreline.
The coroner has ruled Ramirez’s death accidental.