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      Man pulled from ocean in North Myrtle Beach dies

      A man pulled from the ocean at 15th Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach Thursday around 7:30 p.m. has died.

      Mark Baucom, 50, from Polkton, North Carolina died at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center around 8:10 p.m. Thursday.

      According to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard, the preliminary cause of death is asphyxiation due to drowning.

      On Thursday, there was a high rip current risk in effect for most of the day.