Deputy dies after boating accident while training on lake

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Posted: Jun 01, 2017 1:02 PM

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 30-year-old sheriff's deputy in South Carolina has died from injuries suffered when he was hit by the boat he was training in on a lake.

Department of Natural Resources Capt. Robert McCullough says three people from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were on Lake Hartwell when they were all knocked out of the boat Thursday morning.

McCullough says the driverless boat then circled back and struck one of the men.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore says the deputy died at the hospital an hour later. His name has not been released.

McCullough says wildlife investigators are making their way to the lake and don't know what kind of training was taking place or why the men were ejected from the boat.