Body recovered from Saluda River

Allen Wallace photo of recovery scene.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a person found in the
Saluda River Thursday evening.

Sheriff’s deputies along with West Columbia and Lexington County firefighters and paramedics
and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officers responded to the riverbank near
728 Joseph Walker Drive in West Columbia around 6 p.m. after a person walking along the river
discovered the body.

No information on the identity of the deceased had been released as of 8 p.m. Thursday, nor
has any word on the cause of death.