Local man drowns on Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD)- A Mount Pleasant man drowned while swimming with his brother on Isle of Palms early Friday. He has been identified by the Charleston County Coroner as 47-year-old Ronald Sanchez.

Emergency crews were called to the 1100 block of Ocean Boulevard near Coconut Joe’s just before 3:30 a.m.

News 2 has learned that the victim’s brother performed CPR until first responders arrived.  Sanchez was transported to the hospital, where he died.

News 2 spoke to a woman who saw emergency personnel performing CPR.

“As soon as we were walking out on the beach, we saw these guys down by the water yelling,” said Megan Weaver.  “We thought they were just down there having fun, but then we saw a cop run past – and she ran down there – and then two emergency vehicles came.”

 

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