MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Police confirmed one person has died after being rescued from the ocean Sunday morning.
Horry County Coroner Tamara Willard identified the victim as 35-year-old Raymundo Garcia from Gainesville, Georiga.
According to a Facebook post from MBPD, a call came in for a distressed swimmer at 7:58 Sunday morning. Garcia was standing knee-deep in the area of 24th Avenue N when a wave crashed over him.
A lifeguard from John's Beach Service and a family member rescued him from the water.
The lifeguard, an off-duty EMT and a police officer performed CPR on him and he was transported to a nearby hospital where he passed away.
An autopsy is scheduled to be performed.