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Horry County man drowns while swimming in Little Pee Dee River

An Horry County man drowned while swimming with friends in the Little Pee Dee River during the weekend, according to authorities.

An autopsy showed that Larry Heath Alford, 33, of Johnson Shortcut Road near Conway, died from drowning, Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson said.

Alford was swimming with friends in the river near Dill Creek when he went under the water about 6 p.m. Saturday, Richardson said. Alford’s friends were able to get him out of the water but could not revive him.