North Carolina swimmer dies in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police Beach Patrol says a North Carolina man died Thursday afternoon while swimming in Myrtle Beach.

Sgt. Philip Cain says the call came in at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from 72ND Avenue North.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard says they believe the man may have died of natural causes while in the water. The man had a history of major cardiac issues which may have been aggravated while swimming in the rough water Thursday afternoon.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning to determine the cause of death.

The Laurinburg man was 55 years old.

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