Powdersville woman facing charges in boating fatalities


A Powdersville woman is facing two counts of DUI of a boat resulting in death after a Labor Day weekend accident. Dawn Bagwell Thompson, 52 of Easley was charged after the deck boat she was operating overturned and sank on Lake Hartwell near Hudgens Lake Road Sunday night. Christian Henderson, 9 years old of Belton and Timothy Dragoo, 5 months old of Greer, died in the incident. There were seven adults and five children on board the 19-foot boat when it sank near Apple Island around 8:30 p.m.  Thompson was denied bail during a hearing Monday. Judge James Cox said the charges against her were too serious for bail and she remains in jail with her next court hearing set for Oct. 10. The SC Department of Natural Resources in heading the investigation into the accident, which remains under investigation. (Photo by David Rogers)