Coroner identifies man killed following drowning call in Myrtle Beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Officers with the Myrtle Beach Police department are on the scene of a possible drowning.

According to MBPD Cpl. Thomas Vest, officers were called to the Sand Dollar Motel at 401 6th Ave North for a possible drowning. One person was taken to the hospital.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge identified the person as James Dwight Gibbs, 42-years-old of Myrtle Beach. Gibbs was pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday to determine the cause of death.

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