A dead body was found around 6 a.m. Saturday in the ocean near 29th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach.
The deceased white male was not wearing any clothes and had a gunshot wound to his head.
North Myrtle Beach public safety officers suspect the man, estimated to be in his late forties or early fifties, entered the ocean and committed suicide, according to Pat Dowling, public information officer for the city of North Myrtle Beach.
A gun had not been found as of Saturday afternoon.
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