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North Myrtle Beach crews respond to drowning at 1st Avenue North

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A South Carolina man died in the hospital, after being pulled from the water, Saturday.

The victim has been identified as 36-year-old, Lewis Barkley III, of Summerville, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner, Darris G Fowler.

Emergency crews responded to 1st Avenue North in reports to a drowning. The victims body was found floating in the ocean around 6th Avenue North, according to Public Information Officer Patrick Dowling.

City personnel pulled the victim from the ocean and performed CPR up to an hour with no success.

Barkley served many years with the Air Force, has four children, and his wife's birthday is tomorrow.

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