Coroner: One dead following boating accident in Georgetown County

A man died from a Fourth of July boating accident in Georgetown County.

Robert Henry, 73, of Georgetown, died in the incident, according to Chase Ridgeway with the Georgetown Coroner’s Office.

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Georgetown County Fire Rescue were called to a drowning following a boat accident, SCDNR said in a Twitter post. The boat crash happened at 18 St. James Street near Front Street in Georgetown County, according to Tony Hucks with Georgetown County Fire Rescue.

Hucks said the man was found floating in the channel around 4:30 p.m. behind Front Street after his dinghy was seen without him, according to police radio traffic.

SCDNR said it plans to release more information at a later time.

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