HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A man who drowned Saturday afternoon has been identified by the Horry County Coroner’s Office.
De’Quan Casey, 26, of Hemingway, died from accidental drowning in the Pee Dee River at the Yauhannah boat landing, Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden said.
A South Carolina Department of Natural Resources dive team recovered Casey’s body late Saturday afternoon, according to DNR spokesman David Lucas. Authorities began looking for Casey about noon Saturday after someone reported seeing a man fail to resurface after going underwater, Lucas said.
Horry County fire and police, along with crews from Murrells Inlet and Garden City assisted in the search, Lucas said. The area where Casey disappeared is not a common place for swimmers, and Lucas described the current in the area as fast-moving.
According to Lucas, Horry County rescuers were among the first to arrive at the scene and used sonar to look for Casey, but they were not successful. The SCDNR dive team arrived at the scene later in the afternoon.
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