Thursday, April 10, 2014
Kurtis R. Hutchison did a lot of living in his 26 years.
He loved baseball, his friends and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Yet he had a serious side, too, enlisting in the Army and rising to the rank of sergeant before opting for the reserves. He served in Korea and Afghanistan.
He split his time between the Pittsburgh area and Murrells Inlet, where he spent time on the water.
And it was the water that claimed his life nearly a year ago. While with friends Hutchison saw their boat drifting away and swam after it. A fishing boat hit him April 21.
Hutchison will be remembered at 2 p.m. Sunday with the other 29 people lost at sea during the ceremony at the Lost at Sea memorial at Morse Creek Landing.
The annual event celebrates the lives of those with ties to the Inlet who died on the water.
The ceremony is free and open to the public.
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