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.