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2 Children Die When Boat Capsizes In SC

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File photo of EMS. (Credit: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

File photo of EMS. (Credit: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old boy have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell.

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office told local media outlets that the older boy, Christian Henderson, was pulled from the water and could not be resuscitated, while divers found the baby, Timothy Dragoo, about four hours after the boat flipped. Neither child was wearing a life jacket.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough says the pontoon boat was pulling into a dock on the lake near Interstate 85 around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when it turned over. Witnesses say there were about a dozen people on board.

DNR agents charged the boat’s driver, 52-year-old Dawn Thompson, with driving under the influence resulting in death. It wasn’t known if she had a lawyer.

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