Officials in the US state of South Carolina say they will not pursue charges against a boater who rescued a drowning man, before shooting him dead.
Nathan Drew Morgan, 29, was shot by an unnamed 74-year old man last Tuesday after being pulled from Lake Keowee.
An autopsy report ruled Morgan had died from a single gunshot to the chest aboard the man’s pontoon boat.
But Oconee County Sheriff’s department said prosecutors had determined the shooting took place in self-defence.
In a short statement, officials said 10th Circuit Solicitor David Wagner made the decision after meeting with investigators and asked “for continued prayer for the family of Nathan Drew Morgan”.
Lake Keowee is an extremely dangerous man-made reservoir which has seen a number of fatalities over the past 30 years.END