“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Body Found in Saluda River”

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The Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult W/M found floating in the Saluda River near the 4700 block of Farrs Bridge Rd in Easley.

The Sheriff’s Office along with personnel from local fire service and EMS responded to the scene after an area resident notified authorities that they had observed a body floating near the bank of the river. The victim was recovered from the water and was determined to be deceased at the scene.

Initial observations revealed no obvious signs of trauma to the body which appeared to have been in the water for several hours or perhaps longer. The identity of the man is not known at this stage into the investigation.

The man was found fully clothed in blue jeans, a green camouflage sleeveless shirt and brown boots.

An autopsy is expected to be scheduled sometime later on Monday at the request of the Pickens County Coroner’s Office.

Any additional information that is developed over the course of the investigation will be released to all media outlets through this same format.