SALEM, SC (AP) - Authorities say a 21-year-old North Carolina man has died while riding an inner tube on a South Carolina lake after the rope towing the tube got tangled around his neck.
Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said Sunday that Brandon Godfrey of Hope Mills, N.C., died about an hour after he was found unconscious in Lake Jocassee.
Addis says Godfrey was on an inner tube with another man Saturday when the rope broke and he was found floating face down in the water. He died at the hospital about an hour later.
The coroner says Godfrey had a large cut on his neck and it appears he got tangled with the rope. An autopsy will be conducted Monday to determine exactly what happened.