- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

LYMAN, S.C. (AP) - Officials say a Spartanburg County teen may have suffered leg cramps before he drowned in a lake Lyman.

Coroner Rusty Clevenger says in a statement Thursday that he’s ruled the death of 16-year-old Markell Tyquann Nesbitt as an accident. A review of medical records showed Nesbitt had recently experienced leg cramps.

The teen’s body was found July 18. Sheriff Chuck Wright said the Byrnes High School football player and his friends were having a “swimming party” in the lake when Nesbitt went under the water and did not resurface.

The sheriff said there was no sign of foul play.

Counselors were at the school to help students deal with the drowning.


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