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Fisherman pulled from Lake Murray identified by coroner

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SALUDA COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Dive teams have found the body of a fisherman who fell from a jon boat into Lake Murray Sunday night in Saluda County. The county coroner identified him as 33-year-old Jason Lee Rinehart.

Capt. Robert McCullough with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says witnesses reported seeing the 33-year-old man fall into the water while fishing in front of his house on Beaver Dam Creek Rd.

The coroner says Rinehart drowned.

Dive teams called off the search Sunday night because of hypothermia concerns, but they resumed their search Monday morning.  He says Rinehart's body was found Monday morning in the area where he was last seen. He was not wearing a life jacket.

The boat and a paddle were found in the water. A life jacket was found in the boat.

Dive teams searched for Rinehart in about 15 feet of water. The water temperature is about 50 degrees.

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