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Possible drowning reported in Aynor area, emergency crews responding

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Emergency crews are responding to a possible drowning in northern Horry County.

The incident was initially reported as a missing person case, but then was reported as a possible drowning, said Tony Casey, spokesman with Horry County Fire and Rescue. One person was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The drowning was reported around 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday near Frye and Butler roads.

Casey said they could not confirm the victim’s age, but police radio traffic indicated it was a child.

Horry fire crews, Aynor police and Horry County police all responded to the scene. A medical helicopter was also called to the area.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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