Coroner identifies Pawleys Island drowning victim

  • Monday, July 7, 2014

Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson says a Virginia man died after being pulled from the ocean at Pawleys Island.

He identified the man as 68-year-old Robert Jennings of Danville, Va. Jennings was pulled from the ocean in the area of the 700 block of Springs Ave. and was rushed to Waccamaw Community Hospital. Johnson was called to the hospital around 4:20 p.m.

Midway Fire and Rescue responded to the scene just after 3:30 pm, Midway Asst. Chief Jim Crawford told our news partner WBTW.

The victim had been found face down in the water, Crawford said.

When rescue crews arrived, bystanders were performing CPR on the man, who was unresponsive, Crawford said.

Midway crews took over life-saving efforts and transported the man to Waccamaw Hospital. Johnson said an autopsy will take place Tuesday.

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