Crews have recovered the body of a swimmer who disappeared in the Catawba River Sunday evening, deputies said.
The York County Sheriff’s Office dive team was looking for the swimmer through early Monday afternoon, according to the deputies. The body of Cooper Graham Lane, 20, of Catawba, was recovered just after noon Monday.
“It’s not the outcome we were hoping for,” they said in a tweet.
“Our condolences go to family and friends during this difficult time,” they added.
Deputies were helping the Leslie Volunteer Fire Department with the search since about 6 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff said.
UPDATE: Here’s our pre search briefing. This is a team effort from York and Lancaster county responders to search for a possible drowning victim this morning on the Catawba River. #YCSONews #YoCoNews #CatawbaSC pic.twitter.com/djjHoqZbEI
— York County Sheriff (@YCSO_SC) June 13, 2022
The investigation was a joint operation between responders from York and Lancaster counties.
An autopsy and toxicology will be scheduled this week.
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