According to WIS, the Lexington County Coroner determined that the first man to die on Lake Murray this year had a blood alcohol level over 4 times the legal limit, 0.33%. For reference, death from alcohol poisoning is possible at any BAC above 0.30%
The 49 year old man was piloting a personal watercraft when he crashed near Bomb Island on the evening of June 8. He had apparently hit an object in the water and was thrown off of his PWC.
Although he was wearing a life jacket, the autopsy revealed that he had drowned. As sad as this story is, we can be grateful that this individual did not strike another boat or hit a swimmer in the water. Please be safe this summer. Don’t risk your life and the lives of others. Have fun. But get back home to your family.
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