Raymundo Garcia, 35, from Gainesville, Georgia, has been identified as the man who died after a water rescue on Myrtle Beach Sunday, July 23rd.

The Horry County Coroner said Garcia was swimming near 24th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.

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In an email, Lt. Joey Crosby says Garcia was “in the ocean… with a young family member when a wave crashed over him.”

A lifeguard from John’s Beach Service and a family member rescued him.

The lifeguard, an off-duty emergency medical technician (EMT), and a police officer proceeded to perform CPR on Garcia, the email says.

Garcia was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he died because of the incident.

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