Mystery surrounds the drowning death of a woman who jumped from a boat into a reservoir in South Carolina because investigators are left with & # 39; unanswered questions & # 39; after her body has recovered
- Krista Lee Philemon, 22, allegedly jumped out of the pontoon boat carrying several other people on Lake Wateree on Sunday.
- She never showed up and her body was removed from the water on Tuesday morning after 7 am after almost two days of searching
- The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said they are still investigating
- & # 39; It's very puzzling, & # 39; said Camden Fire Chief John Bowers, adding: There are many unanswered questions that we do not understand & # 39;
- Philemon, from Monroe in North Carolina, did not wear a life jacket when her body was found and cheating is not suspected
Detectives investigate the mysterious drowning death of a young woman who jumped from a boat into a reservoir in South Carolina.
Krista Lee Philemon, 22, from North Carolina, allegedly jumped from the pontoon boat that transported several other people on Lake Wateree on Sunday.
She never turned up and her body was removed from the water on Tuesday morning after 7 am after almost two days of searching, WLTX reports.
The Natural Resources Department in South Carolina shared the news in a tweet with the following text: & SCDNR officers found the missing skipper's body near Jutty Point just before 7 am. We would like to thank Camden Fire / Kershaw County Rescue for their help and resources, as well as Kershaw County Fire Service, KCEMS, KCSO and Fairfield County Fire Rescue. & # 39;
Krista Lee Philemon, 22, reportedly jumped the boat, including several other people on Lake Wateree Sunday
Philemon's death is & # 39; very enigmatic & # 39 ;, said John Bowers, Camden Fire Chief.
& # 39; There are many unanswered questions that we do not understand. We do not know why this happened. & # 39;
He added: “Trying to recover, especially in Lake Wateree, is difficult. You do not have a view, so finding a good place is very important, but it is also very difficult. & # 39;
He continued: & # 39; It's always hard to see the families and their suffering through an event like this. Certainly, in this case the family was very helpful. There was information they could give us that I think has accelerated the investigation and recovery. & # 39;
Krista Lee Philemon died after a jump in a lake in South Carolina
Bowers says he hopes the autopsy reports will answer some of their questions.
& # 39; We know the combination or sequence of events that led to this tragedy, but we don't know the details that made the young lady lose her life that night. & # 39;
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said they are still investigating the tragedy.
Philemon, from Monroe, North Carolina, did not wear a life jacket when her body was found and cheating is not suspected, Natural Resources officials told the local station WSOC 9.
Jaime McDonald, a friend of Philemon & # 39; s described the young woman as a warm-hearted person. & # 39; She never gave anyone the feeling that they were not, were not part of, or they should not, they were not actually loved.
& # 39; And it's a shame the people who didn't have the chance to meet her never see that & # 39 ;, McDonald said WBTV.
& # 39; I felt that she had finally reached a point in her life that she had found balance and happiness. She was just a kind-hearted person and I know many people will say things like that as soon as people pass, but this is really with her. I mean, she was really so kind and sweet and kind-hearted if you'd ever find someone, & McDonald added.
Family members stated that Philemon recently launched a non-profit entitled Painting with a Purpose and raised hundreds of dollars to support local charities.
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