Fire Chief: Man pulled from water at IOP has died

Published: Aug. 11, 2017 at 8:03 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2017 at 4:08 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A man pulled from the water at the Isle of Palms early Friday morning has died, according to the island's fire chief.

Ronald Sanchez, 47,  died at East Cooper Medical Center, according to the Charleston County Coroner's Office. Sanchez's cause of death was drowning.

Sanchez was pulled from the water and given CPR but died at the hospital, Isle of Palms Fire Chief Ann Graham said.

A witness said Sanchez was swimming in the water when a family friend lost sight of him.

When the man's brother saw him, he pulled him out of the water and attempted to administer CPR, according to fire officials.

Charleston County dispatchers say the call of a reported drowning came in at approximately 3:22 a.m.

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