Lake City man falls into pond, dies of natural causes

Lake City, SC - FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The Florence County Coroner's Office says natural causes led to the death of a man whose body was found in a pond in Lake City late Thursday evening.

Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews says William Harrison Scott, 67, was reportedly fishing in a pond on South Friendfield Road when he failed to return home. A search for Scott by the Florence County Sheriff's Office led investigators to the discovery of Scott's body submerged in the pond around 7 p.m.

An autopsy performed at the Medical University in South Carolina Friday morning revealed Scott died of natural causes.

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