A West Columbia man died Friday when he was thrown off a jet ski he was riding on Lake Murray, according to the Lexington County Coroner's Office.
Around 6:45 p.m. Richard Stowe, 49, was riding his jet ski near Bomb Island when he apparently hit an object in the water and was thrown from the jet ski, Coroner Harry Harman said.
Authorities found Stowe's body at Bomb Island.
An autopsy performed on Saturday revealed Stowe had died from drowning, according to the Coroner's Office.
According to a WIS-TV report, Stowe was wearing a life jacket.
The accident remains under investigation by the Lexington County Coroner's Office and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
Editor's note: Story was updated at 7:38 p.m.