Weekend Drowning At Lake Hartwell

Authorities have confirmed that a Lavonia man has drowned in Lake Hartwell this past Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred after the man had fallen from a float.

The Hart County Sheriff’s Office along with DNR and EMS responded to the scene around 5:30 Saturday afternoon, a dive team was also called in and was able to locate Blackwell’s body shortly after arrival. The body was found in around 8 to 10 feet of water.

The Victim identified as 29-year-old Turio Blackwell of Lavonia along with a female were sitting on a float in the area of the Rocky Ford Boat Ramp when Blackwell fell off of the float and did not resurface.

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