84
      Sunday
      85 / 72
      Monday
      85 / 73
      Tuesday
      85 / 74

      SC man: Dad drowned as 2 tried to save each other

      Emergency workers on scene July 5.

      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The son of a man who drowned at Myrtle Beach says the two were trying to swim toward each other when his father died.

      Keith Lane of Great Falls told The Herald of Rock Hill that he and Henry Lane were swimming Thursday afternoon near Myrtle Beach Travel Park in water that was about chest deep.

      He says a wave overwhelmed the two, and he was pulled under the water. He swam toward his father, who was reaching for him, but then his father was "swooped up."

      Rescuers saved Keith Lane, but his 68-year-old father drowned. Keith Lane described his father as a great swimmer, saying that the tides changed quickly, without warning.

      (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)