Body found in Spartanburg lake

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Updated Friday, May 24 at 5:31 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities in Cherokee County have identified a man whose body has been found in a lake.  

Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the man Friday as Terry Lynn Martin Jr. of Gaffney.  

Fowler said in a statement that Martin was reported missing by a family member Thursday night.  Sheriff's investigators began an immediate search that continued into the morning after they received information that Martin had last been seen at Lake Whelchel.   

Martin's body was discovered about 10:30 a.m. floating face down in about 5 feet of water some 20 feet off shore.  The body was recovered more than two hours later.   

Fowler said he's scheduled an autopsy for Saturday to determine exactly how Martin died.

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