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Man who drowned in Myrtle Beach area pond identified

Authorities respond to a report of swimmers in distress in a pond off Lilac Road in Horry County.
Authorities respond to a report of swimmers in distress in a pond off Lilac Road in Horry County. jbell@thesunnews.com

A 58-year-old man drowned in a pond in the Myrtle Beach area Friday evening.

William Doyle was pronounced dead around 5:45 p.m. when he was pulled from a pond on Lilac Road, according to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

Doyle was staying at a home near the scene, according to Willard.

Doyle’s death is still under investigation as the coroner’s office waits for autopsy results. Horry County police, Horry County Fire and Rescue and Department of Natural Resources crews responded to the incident off S.C. Highway 544.

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