Man drowns after boat capsizes on South Carolina lake

November 29, 2019 GMT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned after his boat sank while he was fishing with a friend on a South Carolina lake.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said the body of 32-year-old Michael Pate was found Thursday evening on Lake Bowen.

Clevenger said in a statement Pate’s boat sank about 18 hours earlier.

Department of Natural Resources agents say Pate was fishing with a friend when the boat capsized around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Agents say the friend had a life jacket and made it to shore. Pate was not wearing a life jacket.