Logan Janik, a 17-year-old student from Mount Pleasant died on the evening of Tuesday, May 7. He was identified by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office on Thursday, May 9.
The cause of death is pending and DNR is the investigating agency, according to Deputy Coroner Brittney Martin.
DNR told other media outlets that Janik and another 17 year old were paddling in a canoe in the pond when it capsized. The two decided to swim to shore. Janik went under the water and his friend couldn’t locate him. Eventually, a nearby 18 year old and the 17 year old jumped in to search for Janik and pulled him to shore. Two nearby Charleston County deputies were refueling their vehicles at the Sewee Outpost when they heard shouting from the pond. The deputies began performing CPR on Janik until EMS arrived to transport him to MUSC.
The incident happened between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at a private pond off of Angelica Road in Awendaw, DNR spokesman David Lucas told the Post and Courier.
Martin said Janik was pronounced dead at Mount Pleasant Hospital at 6:42 p.m.
Janik was a junior at Wando High School in Mount Pleasant. CCSD school officials notified the Wando community of the death on Thursday morning. Wando principal Sherry Eppelsheimer stated that crisis counselors are being made available at Wando through the end of the week for the benefit of students and staff impacted by Janik's death.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. The Moultrie News sources the media outlets that released the DNR statements as ABC News 4 and the Post and Courier.