Man found floating face down in North Myrtle Beach

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

Beachgoers in the Cherry Grove area found a 30-year-old man floating face down in the ocean on July 19. Rescue crews worked to save him.

North Myrtle Beach police officer Pat Wilkinson says lifeguards and beach patrol officers responded about 5:10 p.m. when the man had been pulled ashore.

Wilkinson reported that the man was spitting up water but was unresponsive. Responders also detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from his mouth.

The lifeguards began CPR and used an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), which shocked the patient. The man was then transported to an ambulance on Ocean Boulevard by Beach Patrol officers where lifeguards continued CPR in the back of the truck.

A pulse was regained at McLeod Seacoast Hospital.

The man’s condition was unknown Friday morning.

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