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NC man found dead in SC lake

FAIR PLAY, S.C. (AP) - The body of a North Carolina man has been found floating in a lake in South Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported the body of 75-year-old James Edward Baine of Hendersonville, N.C., was found in Lake Hartwell about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says Baine's body was found in less than two feet of water only about five feet from shore.

Addis says it appears Baine drove a golf cart to the lake where there is a ramp and a dock. Addis says there's about a three-foot drop into the water and Baine might have stumbled into the lake Monday night.

Baine had been staying in a house on the lake. His wife was at their home in Hendersonville.

Addis says there's no indication of foul play. An autopsy is planned Wednesday in Anderson.

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