Body of Missing Lake Wateree Man Pulled from Lake

WINNSBORO (Sept. 29, 2016) – The body of a Fairfield County man, missing since Tuesday, was recovered from the waters of Lake Wateree this morning by members of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the Fairfield County Rescue Squad.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said the body of Barry Wingert, 59, was pulled from approximately 15 feet of water, 25 to 30 feet from the shore near Dutchman Creek Marina at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Ramsey said it was not known where Wingert had entered the water. The official cause of death, Ramsey said, was drowning.

DNR agents and Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies had been looking for Wingert since Tuesday afternoon after he had left his home on Wateree Estates Road.