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Teen drowns after jumping from bridge into S. Rabon Creek

A search gets under way Thursday afternoon on Lake Rabon for a drowning victim.

A Greenville teenager drowned Thursday afternoon after jumping off a bridge into a section of South Rabon Creek that feeds into Lake Rabon.

The Laurens County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Max Hofbauer, 15, of Greenville. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. on Wilsontown Road in Laurens. The teen was apparently at the bridge with two friends when he jumped into the water and did not resurface.

Crews from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, Laurens County Fire Department, Laurens County EMS, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and area water rescue teams responded to the incident.

The Advertiser will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.


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