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Man drowns in Laurens County

A man drowned Saturday at a Laurens County recreation area, County Coroner Richard Stanley said.

Authorities are withholding the man’s identity until family members can be contacted, and it may be today before details are released.

“We’re having a hard time finding family,” Stanley said Sunday evening.

The man was found Saturday evening near the Shady Field Boat Ramp in the county, Stanley said, and it’s not clear why he drowned.

“He was not in a boat or anything,” Stanley said.

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