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One person dead in a Myrtle Beach ocean drowning

Know these water safety tips as weather warms

With summer approaching and weather warming, it's time to keep these water safety tips in mind, as provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.
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With summer approaching and weather warming, it's time to keep these water safety tips in mind, as provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

A 51-year-old man drowned along the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina oceanfront on Sunday evening.

Emergency crews responded to 6th Avenue North for the reported drowning, according to a police report. Myrtle Beach fire crews were moving the victim off the beach by the time police arrived.

EMS gave the victim CPR immediately after taking him from the water and continued life-saving efforts on the way to the hospital, according to the report. The victim was pronounced dead at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Witnesses said the victim had difficulty swimming and then they called for ocean rescue crews, according to the report.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office has not released the name of the victim.

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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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