75-year-old man found dead in the Upstate’s Lake Keowee

The Associated PressSeptember 29, 2013 

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— Investigators are trying to figure out what killed a 75-year-old man who died while trying to launch his fishing boat into Lake Keowee.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said divers found Robert Graffis' body about 50 feet from a boat ramp around 10:15 p.m. Saturday. He wife reported him missing about three hours earlier.

Addis Says Graffis' empty boat was found floating in the lake. Investigators say Graffis was returning the vessel to a boat slip after working on it at his home.

The coroner plans an autopsy Monday to figure out what killed Graffis.

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