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Possible drowning reported in Marion County; body identified

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a possible drowning Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Brian Wallace confirms one victim was found in the water off Highway 378 in Woodberry.

The victim has been identified as 76-year-old Lavern Hewitt, from Marion, according to Coroner Jerry Richardson. 

The call originated as a drowning, but an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to confirm the cause of death.

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