Coroner releases identity of man who died after morning ocean rescue

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – One man has died after being rescued the morning of July 23rd.

The Horry County Coroner has identified the victim as Raymundo Garcia, 35, from Gainesville, Georgia.

Garcia was swimming near 24th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.

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.

A fundraising page for the family can be found here.