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No charges for boater, 74, who rescued drowning man, 29, then shot him dead in self-defense

Boater, 74, rescues drowning man, 29, and his girlfriend after they fall off Jet-Ski then shoots him dead following feud: Prosecutors say killing was in self-defense and won’t press charges

  • Oconee County Sheriff’s Office mentioned the tenth Judicial Circuit dominated that the capturing of Nathan Drew Morgan, 29, by a 74-year-old man was in self-defense 
  • Morgan and his girlfriend had fallen off their Jet Ski into the lake and have been in misery, Oconee County sheriff’s officers mentioned earlier 
  • The 74-year-old man and his spouse on a pontoon boat drove over to assist fish the pair out of the lake
  • The aged couple informed authorities Morgan grew to become agitated as soon as he acquired on board and began assaulting them
  • The girl who was with Morgan pushed him again into the lake in an try and defuse the state of affairs, the sheriff’s office has mentioned
  • The couple on the pontoon helped him aboard once more, and the person shot him after a second encounter, saying he feared for his and his spouse’s lives 

An aged South Carolina boater out for a pleasure cruise along with his spouse rescued a drowning man and his girlfriend after they fell off their Jet-Ski – then shot dead the person in a weird solely to shoot him dead won’t face legal charges, officers mentioned.  

A press release from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office mentioned the tenth Judicial Circuit dominated that the Tuesday capturing of 29-year-old Nathan Drew Morgan by an unnamed 74-year-old man was in self-defense.

Morgan, a Walhalla resident, was shot aboard a pontoon boat on Lake Keowee.

Morgan and his girlfriend had fallen off their Jet Ski into the lake and have been in misery, Oconee County sheriff’s officers mentioned earlier. The two had no life jackets and the Jet Ski was circling.

The 74-year-old man and his spouse on a pontoon boat drove over to assist fish the pair out of the lake, the sheriff’s office mentioned. 

The aged couple informed authorities Morgan grew to become agitated as soon as he acquired on board and began assaulting them.

Investigators have been informed he could have wished to get again on the Jet Ski. 

Nathan Drew Morgan, 29, (pictured) was shot and killed by a 74-year-old man who had rescued him from the water after Morgan became agitated and attempted to assault the older man and his wife, authorities said

Nathan Drew Morgan, 29, (pictured) was shot and killed by a 74-year-old man who had rescued him from the water after Morgan grew to become agitated and tried to assault the older man and his spouse, authorities mentioned 

The bizarre incident happened on South Carolina's Lake Keowee

The weird incident occurred on South Carolina’s Lake Keowee

Investigators additionally imagine there could have been an argument between Morgan and the lady he was with earlier than they fell into the water. 

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw informed The Journal of Seneca that Morgan could have been intoxicated.

The girl who was with Morgan pushed him again into the lake in an try and defuse the state of affairs, the sheriff’s office has mentioned. 

The couple on the pontoon helped him aboard once more, and the person shot him after a second encounter, saying he feared for his and his spouse’s lives. 

Morgan enjoyed outdoor activities such as being on the water and fishing, his obituary said

 Morgan loved outside actions corresponding to being on the water and fishing, his obituary mentioned

After the bizarre shooting, Brandon Thomas (pictured), who lives nearby, told local news station WSPA he had never heard of a similar incident in the area

After the weird capturing, Brandon Thomas (pictured), who lives close by, informed native information station WSPA he had by no means heard of an analogous incident in the realm

Authorities have declined to call the couple.

Morgan died on the boat from a gunshot wound to the chest, the Oconee County Coroner’s Office mentioned.

According to his obituary, Morgan was a member of Flat Shoals Baptist Church and loved outside actions corresponding to being on the water and fishing. 

He is survived by a son. 

After the weird capturing, Brandon Thomas, who lives close by, informed native information station WSPA he had by no means heard of an analogous incident in the realm. 

‘Certainly have by no means seen [or heard] something like that,’ Thomas mentioned. ‘That’s very stunning, particularly the realm it was in…That’s loopy. Definitely surprising out right here, for positive.’ 

Lake Keowee is a artifical reservoir and it has roughly 18,500 acres of water and a 300-mile shoreline. More than 32 individuals have drowned in the lake in the previous 30 years. 

Morgan, a resident of Walhalla, is survived by his son, according to his obituary

Morgan, a resident of Walhalla, is survived by his son, in response to his obituary 

Lake Keowee is a manmade reservoir and it has approximately 18,500 acres of water and a 300-mile shoreline

Lake Keowee is a artifical reservoir and it has roughly 18,500 acres of water and a 300-mile shoreline

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