Lawyer Drowns in Lake Murray Near his Chapin Home

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say an 87-year-old lawyer has died after he drowned while wading in water in Lake Murray just outside his Chapin home. Investigators say Jackson Barwick was in waist deep water around 6 p.m. Saturday when he started calling for help. He went under water for a short time before his family could rescue him. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says CPR was started, but Barwick died at the hospital an hour later. Barwick was a World War II veteran and a senior partner at Columbia law firm Belser, Baker, Barwick, Ravenel and Bender until his retirement in 2000.

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