UofSC student laid to rest in North Carolina ceremony

UofSC student laid to rest in North Carolina ceremony
Sam Laundon, 19, of Cary, North Carolina, died Saturday, Oct. 10. (Source: RCSD)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A University of South Carolina student who died tragically in Columbia will be laid to rest this afternoon.

Sam Laundon, 19, of Cary, North Carolina, died Saturday, Oct. 10.

His body was found the next day in a rock quarry in the Olympia-Granby area.

Officials say Laundon was out with friends early Saturday morning when he hopped over a fence near the Vulcan Quarry and never came back.

His friends reported him missing to police several hours later. A search effort turned into a recovery effort and firefighters used a team to recover his body from the quarry.

A visitation for Laundon is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Apex Funeral Home in Apex, North Carolina (550 W Williams Street).

His memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. You can watch a live stream of the service here.

To leave a message for Laundon’s family, click or tap here.

A memorial scholarship was also created in Laundon’s honor by the University of South Carolina. For more information click here.

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