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South Carolina man drowns; officer rescues 2 others

May 13, 2018

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say South Carolina police rescued two people in rough waters while a third person died.

Pawley’s Island authorities say the man’s body was found Saturday night, several hours after first responders were called. Boats and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter had searched Saturday evening for the missing swimmer.

Midway Fire Rescue Chief Doug Eggiman says a Pawley’s Island police officer was able to bring two of the swimmers to the shore.

On Sunday, the authorities identified the drowning victim as 18-year-old Ivan Reyes Tigui of Georgetown.

Coroner Kenny Johnson says the two people who were rescued were taken to a hospital and were doing well.

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