- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina coroner says a man whose body was pulled from the Congaree River drowned.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said in a news release Wednesday night that the victim was 50-year-old Thomas Wright Sumter of Columbia. Fisher said an autopsy Thursday confirmed that Sumter had drowned.

The Cayce Department of Public Safety recovered the body around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Sgt. Evan Antley said someone on tubing on the river spotted the body.

Investigators are still trying to determine how Sumter ended up in the river. But Public Safety Chief Byron Snellgrove said there is no sign of foul play.

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