Swimmer dies while swimming off Pawleys Island

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A Myrtle Beach man has drowned while swimming off Pawleys Island.

Police tell local media outlets that 42-year-old Gabriel Lewis was swimming at the south inlet at Pawleys Island late Monday afternoon when he was pulled from the water. He died about an hour later at a hospital.

The drowning occurred at high tide where a creek meets the Atlantic Ocean.

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