Lexington County Coroner investigates second Saluda River drowning of weekend

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of a person believed to have drowned in the Saluda River near the Riverbanks Zoo around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Fisher states that William John Leeman, 43, of Gaston was pulled from the water by someone on the river in a canoe. The person performed CPR on Leeman.  Upon arrival of  Lexington County EMS, Leeman was transported to  Lexington Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The case details are limited and the case remains under the investigation of the Lexington County Coroner’s Office.

A West Columbia man droned in the river Friday: here’s a link to that story: Saluda River drowning Friday

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