40-year-old drowns in neighborhood pool in Myrtle Beach

Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A 40-year-old drowned Monday in his neighborhood pool in Myrtle Beach, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

Christopher Skinner was found at about 8 a.m. in the neighborhood pool on Yorkshire Parkway, Willard said. He was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he died at 12:31 p.m. from asphyxiation due to drowning.

Skinner is a former Army veteran who was paralyzed from the neck down after a crash when he was 20 years old. He became a motivational speaker, counselor, and author.

The death was ruled accidental and the family has requested privacy.

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