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A young Pageland man drowned in Lynches River on Thursday, May 31. Emergency responders from Chesterfield and Lancaster Counties converged on the scene on Highway 601 near the old Lynches River Bridge and after a two-and-a-half hour search recovered the body of Jontavis Jamar Pegues, 17.
The remote area reportedly has no cell phone coverage, so witnesses to the drowning were delayed in calling authorities according to information from Pageland Rescue Squad.
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