Man dies after jumping into lake to help struggling child, South Carolina cops say

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A man didn’t resurface after he jumped into a South Carolina lake to help a young swimmer, deputies told news outlets.

It happened around 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, on Lake Keowee in Oconee County, WYFF reported, citing the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said a group was boating in a cove when a child who was swimming nearby began to struggle, according to WSPA. A man jumped into the water to help but never came back up.

His body was found hours later around 8:45 p.m., deputies told the station.

The county coroner’s office identified the man as 35-year-old Caleb Cohen, WHNS reported. His cause of death was ruled a drowning.

Authorities didn’t release additional information, including the condition of the child.

McClatchy News reached out to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office on June 4 and was awaiting a response.

Oconee County is about 150 miles northwest of Columbia.

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