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Tampa man dies in S.C. rafting accident

Thomas P. Hill, 50, fell off a raft Wednesday into the Chattooga River, according to the U.S. Forest Service, about 100 miles west of Greenville, near the Georgia state line. Hill was caught by rocks under the water and drowned. Search crews found his body late Thursday, but water levels were too high, according to a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman. River currents moved the body Friday, and crews said they'd resume the search Saturday.

Hill, a sales manager with Sherwin-Williams, had been rafting on a company retreat. He'd worked for the company's Tampa district for 27 years, according to Sherwin-Williams spokesman Mike Conway.

"Tom will be greatly missed," the company said while offering condolences and prayers to his wife Linda and their four children.

Tampa man dies in S.C. rafting accident 06/21/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 8:19pm]
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