Coroner releases name of man who drowned in PeeDee River on Sunday

By Jennifer Donovan


The body of a man was recovered from the PeeDee River Sunday.

Billy Ray Burchell, 19, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, drowned near Pitts Landing in Conway Sunday afternoon, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler.

The incident happened about 3:25 p.m. The body was recovered by The Horry County Fire and Rescue dive team.

It is not known if the victim could swim.

Horry County Police are investigating the incident.