AUGUSTA, Georgia — Authorities say a blind man has drowned at an eastern Georgia lake.
Multiple media outlets report that 52-year-old David Fliehler of North Augusta was swimming with his family Sunday in Thurmond Lake when he did not emerge from the water.
McCormick County Deputy Coroner Christopher Doolittle says a dive team was called to the scene and soon after recovered Fliehler's body.
Doolittle says Fliehler was not wearing a flotation device.
This is the fifth drowning at the lake this year.