Coroner confirms identity of Little River drowning victim

A Google Maps Street View image of the pool behind Mulligan's Sports Bar
A Google Maps Street View image of the pool behind Mulligan's Sports Bar

LITTLE RIVER, SC (WMBF) – A man from Canada drowned in a pond behind a bar in Little River Saturday morning, officials confirmed.

HCFR crews responded to Mulligan's Sports Bar and Restaurant, located at 1359 Highway 17, at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Chief VanAernem said.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge confirmed the victim 63-year-old Michel Melanson.  At this time, foul play is not suspected, Coroner Edge said. The cause-of-death is drowning.

Edge said Melanson and some friends had been staying in town for several months at Cypress Bay Golf Club.

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