Man drowns in SC river while fishing with son

BLACKSBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has drowned at the Dravo dam at Broad River in Blacksburg, according to Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler.

Crews responded to a possible drowning around 9:00 p.m. Monday.

Carl Owens, Sr. was found at about 10:05 p.m., according to the coroner.

He says the man had been fishing with his son when he fell down a steep embankment.

Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

Our sister station in Spartanburg 7 News spoke with Owens’ son who was there when the drowning happened. He says this is not the first family tragedy he’s seen unfold.

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