• Officials find second body after boat overturns in Fort Mill lake

    By: Greg Suskin


    FORT MILL, S.C. - South Carolina rescue officials found the body of a second missing man in Lake Haigler Saturday morning.

    John Wilson, 62, and Joseph Jeter, 68, were fishing Thursday night at the small lake on the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.

    A passerby spotted their small boat upside down in the water and called 911.

    Both the York County Sheriff's Office dive team and the Department of Natural Resources dive team searched the lake Friday.

    They found Jeter's body late Friday morning in the same area the boat was located. Wilson's body was recovered Saturday morning, said Capt. Robert McCullough, a spokesperson for the DNR.

    "He loved to fish. He and Joseph," said Wilson's sister Mary Smith.

    She stood with dozens of other family members Friday as teams searched the lake. Family members say Wilson and Jeter were best friends who shared the life-long passion of fishing.

    Robert Cloud was a good friend of both men, and often went fishing with them.

    He wishes he could understand what happened to friends he called experienced outdoorsmen.

    "It's just really unexplainable. I know they're good skilled guys," Cloud said. "They know how to take care of themselves out there. What could've happened I just don't have the slightest idea."

    Wilson's daughter Teresa Hart was emotional, thinking of her father.

    "He was always there for us. Whatever we wanted or needed, he was always there for me and my sisters," she said.

    The area around the lake was closed to visitors Friday.

    The DNR says an active investigation will continue.

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