Wren area drowning


According to the Anderson County Coroner’s Office, Pelzer EMS and Wren firefighters were called to Highway 17 near Durham Road in the Wren community around noon Saturday for a possible drowning.

The victim, later identified as 56-year-old Toni Summers of Laurens, was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital where she died a short time later.

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said Summers and several friends were fishing at the pond when she slipped into the water. The victim could not swim and alcohol may have been a contributing factor, the coroner said.

The death has been ruled accidental.