No foul play in teen’s death on hunting trip, DNR says

By Bobby Bryant, Editor, editor@newsandpress.net

A death that took place during a Darlington County hunting trip did not involve foul play, a state Department of Natural Resources officer says.

On Dec. 21, DNR said, sheriff’s deputies were alerted to a body off Oates Highway early that morning, according to local media reports.

An investigation found the body was that of an 18-year-old who had gone hunting with his father, said DNR Lt. Ben Byers.

He said the teen apparently suffered “a medical incident” – apparently some type of seizure – and fell face down in shallow water, where he drowned.

The investigation ruled out foul play, Byers said. He said it was simply an “unfortunate event.”

The name of the teen was not immediately available. Byers said the man and his son were believed to be from the Darlington area.

Author: Rachel Howell

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