North Augusta teen drowns
A North Augusta teen drowned in Clark’s Hill Lake on Sunday evening.
Uriel Diaz, 15, drowned while at West Dam Recreation Area with his cousin and a friend from Grovetown.
A Dearing couple said they saw the teen fall off his float and begin panicking when the float drifted out of reach, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
“He was not a swimmer,” Columbia County Deputy Coroner Bonnie Holloway said. “He didn’t know how to swim. The water was not over his head. He panicked.”