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Coroner releases new particulars in dying of UofSC pupil

Coroner releases new details in death of UofSC student

2021-11-26 00:10:31

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford has launched new particulars within the dying of Michael Eager.

Eager was reported lacking on Monday and his physique was discovered close to the Vulcan Supplies quarry later that day.

In accordance with the coroner, Eager’s dying has been dominated unintentional and there’s no indication that his dying was a suicide.

Eager’s physique was discovered lower than a mile from the place he was reported lacking, based on officers.

A reason for dying has not been launched.

The Columbia Police Division reported that an unidentified physique was discovered through the seek for a lacking UofSC pupil in a quarry close to Rosewood Drive not removed from the Olympia-Granby space on the Vulcan Supplies rock quarry.

Officers stated they did a canvas on Sunday however did a deeper canvas on Monday afternoon; that’s when officers discovered Eager’s physique.

Harris Pastides, Interim President of UofSC issued his condolences to the household of Michael Eager, whose physique was recognized Tuesday morning.

“It’s at all times painful to lose a member of our Carolina household, and we all know that a few of chances are you’ll want to search assist throughout this tough time,” stated Pastides.

Vulcan Supplies launched an announcement that, partly, stated:

An investigation is ongoing as to the circumstances surrounding the tragedy so for particular info associated to this incident I refer you to the police investigators. We make each effort to function this web site in a protected method. We make the most of fencing, warning indicators, berms and barbed wire to maintain individuals out and warn them of the hazards. In some areas we’ve two rows of fencing with barbed wire. The buffer areas across the web site are naturally wooded and allowed to develop thick to additional discourage trespassing. This isn’t a spot the place anybody ought to stroll into with out supervision and the suitable coaching.

The household of Michael Eager was on-scene with CPD and CPD’s sufferer companies on Monday.

Eager’s father final heard from him Sunday after strolling house from J’s Nook Restaurant and Bar.

“Our ideas and prayers exit to Michael’s household, the USC household, and all affected by this tragedy,” stated Coroner Naida Rutherford. “Michael was anticipated to graduate from the College within the subsequent 3 weeks.”

Final 12 months, the physique of a lacking UofSC pupil, Sam Laundon was discovered within the quarry.

UofSC officers are encouraging anybody affected by Eager’s passing to hunt assist from psychological well being companies.

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