Woman drowns tubing in Easley

EASLEY — A weekend tubing trip on the Saluda River turned deadly for a group of four over the weekend.

According to Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley, 37-year-old Heather Dobbins, of 1462 South Pratian Road in York, was tubing with friends on Saturday near Easley when she drowned.

The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. near the Saluda River Yacht Club on Old Easley Highway, Kelley said.

Dobbins was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.