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Blunt force trauma said a contributing factor in death of man found floating in Carter Creek

WEEMS—John Randolph Hooper, 31, of Richmond has been charged with failing to promptly report an August boating accident that resulted in the death of Graham McCormick of Atlanta, according to Lancaster County Sheriff Patrick McCranie.

McCormick, 31, formerly of Richmond, was found August 11 floating in Carter Creek near the end of Weems Road. According to the sheriff’s department, he had been visiting Hooper and other friends in Irvington and was reported missing that morning.

A report from the state medical examiner this week noted the official cause of McCormick’s death was drowning with blunt force trauma as a contributing factor, reported Major William Webb with the Lancaster Sheriff’s Department. The manner of death is still undetermined, he said.

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