73-year-old man dies after falling from boat in Georgetown Co.

73-year-old man dies after falling from boat in Georgetown Co.
(Source: KAIT-TV)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A man has died after falling from a boat Thursday afternoon in Georgetown County.

According Georgetown County deputy coroner Chase Ridgeway, the victim has been identified as Robert Henry, 73, of Georgetown.

Ridgeway said Henry was transported to the emergency room after being pulled from the Sampit River and later died.

According to Chief Tony Hucks with Georgetown County Fire, a call came out around 4:30 p.m. saying a person was found in the water near St. James and Front Street.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Friday.

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