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Man, 77, drowns after falling from boat

ANDREWS - Authorities say a 77-year-old man drowned after he fell from his boat into a South Carolina river even though his 89-year-old brother was able to pull him from the water.

Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight said Nathan Alford's brother got him to shore Monday evening and called 911, but Alford was already dead.

McKnight says the older brother had to be taken to the hospital and hasn't been able to provide many details about what happened as the men fished on the Black River.

The coroner says he is awaiting results of an autopsy before ruling on a cause of death, but he says foul play is not suspected.

- The Associated Press

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