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Hope Mills man dies in tubing accident

Posted August 23, 2010 10:39 a.m. EDT
Updated August 23, 2010 11:19 a.m. EDT

Authorities in South Carolina said Monday that the death of a Hope Mills man Saturday an accident.

Police said Brandon Godfrey, 21, of Hope Mills, got tangled in the tow rope while tubing with friends on Lake Jocassee in upstate South Carolina.

The rope broke, and Godfrey's friends found him floating face down and unconscious, police said. A local coroner said he died about an hour later at a hospital.

Godfrey was a student at Fayetteville Technical Community College and worked for Greyhound.