Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian VanAernum confirms a man drowned Saturday morning in Little River.
He says HCFR received the call shortly before 9:30 a.m. The incident happened in a pond behind Mulligan's Sports Bar and Restaurant.
Coroner Robert Edge says the victim is 63-year-old Michel Melanson from Canada. Edge says no one knows why Melason was near the pond Saturday morning, but says he was visiting the Grand Strand on a golf trip.
Edge says he was only in the water for a few minutes. An autopsy was conducted on Sunday.
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