Pawleys Island man drowns in hot tub

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A 62-year-old man has drowned in a whirlpool bath outside his Pawleys Island townhouse.

Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson says a maintenance worker at True Blue Plantation found Gerald Strickland in the Jacuzzi about 7 a.m. Friday. He says Strickland apparently got in the Jacuzzi Thursday night.

Johnson says Strickland had some health issues, but he died from drowning.

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