Loris man drowns in pond while fishing

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - One man drowned in a Horry County farm pond off Highway 66 after his boat flipped over from catching a fish.

Lester Gause, 68, of Loris drowned around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Horry County Coroner Tony Hendrick.

Gause and a friend both fell in the water while trying to reel in a fish.

Gause's friend was able to make it to land, but Gause was not, according to Coroner Hendrick.

The incident is still under investigation.

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