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Man drowns in Beaufort County

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV/AP) -- A man drowned while swimming between Burke's Beach and Folly Field Saturday night, said officials with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said the man's body was found at about 9:45 p.m. after a woman reported he had not returned from his swim.

The man had been drinking, officials said.

Officials said they do not suspect foul play.

According to the Associated Press, Coroner Ed Allen identified the man as 33-year-old Derek Oliver Griner of Hampton and that an autopsy is planned Monday at MUSC in Charleston.

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