#Update | June 27, 2022 (WJBF) – Aiken Department of Public Safety Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals and vehicle in the attached photos.

The individuals are being sought as witnesses to the drowning death of an individual from Saturday’s incident at Gem Lakes.


AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) — The Aiken Department of Public Safety is investigating a possible drowning.

Authorities say on Saturday, June 25 at approximately 6:20 pm, the department and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources removed a male’s body from the recreational area of Gem Lakes.

The nature of his death is still under investigation.

According to the coroner, the victim has been identified and is believed to be homeless. The victim’s name will be released after his family has been notified.

An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday morning in Newberry.

Count on NewsChannel 6 to keep you updated on this developing story.