A St. Louis area man dies after swimming at the South Sandusky beach Saturday evening.
According to the Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler, 62-year-old Terrell Abernathy of Maplewood, MO died at the Franklin County Hospital just after five Saturday evening.
Coroner Leffler says it is unclear if Abernathy died as the result from a medical condition or if he drowned.
An autopsy is scheduled at 9 a.m. Sunday morning in Carmi.
Leffler says that Abernathy was visiting some friends in southern Illinois and went to the South Sandusky Beach to swim with his two adult daughters.
That's when the outing turned tragic.
Abernathy's daughter told authorities that the lake was very rough and that her dad was headed toward the beach.
When Abernathy started to swim toward the beach he went under the water and his daughter tried to save her father and yelled for help.