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Popular Pelion High School senior passes in accident over the weekend

Pelion, SC (Paul Kirby) – A popular Pelion High School senior who was also an outstanding athlete passed away over the weekend in a tragic accident. E D ”Little Marcus” Dwyer died in what is said to have been a drowning. Dwyer played football and was a popular student who had just attended his senior prom and was preparing to graduate. Details have not been confirmed by the Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office as to his exact cause of death, and it often takes several days to receive those official findings.

An impromptu candlelight vigil was held at Pelion High School Sunday night as students gathered to mourn and remember their friend. Everyone gathered around the statue of the Panther, shared fond memories, and expressed shock at his sudden passing.

We have attempted to contact the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office for exact details regarding this tragedy. We will update this story once we receive more official information.

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