Search continues for missing student at Lake Carolina

Theron Wallace

COLUMBIA – The search continues for Theron Wallace.

Home for Christmas break from the USC Aiken, Wallace, 20, went kayaking on Lake Carolina on Dec. 25 but never returned.

The Department of Natural Resources began searching for Wallace around noon the same day. As of Wednesday morning, officers had only located a kayak submerged in water, a paddle and a shoe.

Anyone who may have security footage of the area or may have seen Wallace is asked to contact the Department of Natural Resources at 803-734-3833. 

Wallace was last seen Christmas morning around 2:30 a.m. wearing a red hoodie and black shorts.

In an interview with News 19, Wallace’s family said he was wearing his life jacket and that his phone’s location was last found in the Kelly Mill area.

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