The body of a 68-year-old Westminster, SC, man was found in the pond behind his house Friday night.
Oconee County coroner Karl Addis said the preliminary investigation indicates that Michael Treadway died when the riding lawn mower he was operating went down a hill and into the pond.
It’s thought that the accident occurred sometime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Friday. Family members discovered the body shortly before 8 p.m., the coroner said.
An autopsy on Sunday will be conducted to determine exact cause of death, Addis said.