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26-Year-Old New Brighton Man Dies While Kayaking In South Carolina

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A local man has drowned while kayaking in South Carolina.

According to the Oconee County Coroner's Office, 26-year-old Kellen Mackey of New Brighton was in the area of Lake Hartwell while attending a wedding party.

Mackey had gone out onto the lake on a kayak early Saturday morning, which overturned.

The coroner says Mackey was not wearing a flotation device and could not swim.

His body was recovered from the water on Saturday afternoon.

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