• Gainesville man knee-deep in ocean gets hit with wave and dies, police say


    HALL COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia man who was knee-deep in the ocean got hit by a wave and later died, according to police.

    The incident occurred along 24th Avenue in South Carolina at 7:58 a.m. Sunday.

    The Myrtle Beach Police Department said the 35-year-old Gainesville man was in the ocean with a young family member when a wave crashed over him.


    A lifeguard from John’s Beach Service, who had arrived at the beach early for his shift, and a family member rescued the man from the ocean.

    The lifeguard, an off-duty EMT and a police officer performed CPR on the male.

    An ambulance transported him to the hospital where he died.









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