High School student drowns in Lake Wateree

Lake Wateree

A Lugoff Elgin High School student drowned Tuesday, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

West identified the drowning victim as Armando Cervantes Estrada, 18, from the Lugoff area.

West said several teens were on Lake Wateree at the Buck Hill Landing on the Lugoff side of the lake.

West said they were swimming near the Buck Hill Landing when Estrada “had a problem and went down.”

Estrada was recovered by his friends. Another person, who was fishing on the lake, started CPR on Estrada.

He was transported to Kershaw Health by EMS and later flown to Prisma Health Richland, where he later died from complications to the drowning.
An Autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, said West.

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