Man drowns in pond behind Mulligan's Restaurant

UPDATE: Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian VanAernem says a man drowned in a pond in Little River around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

He says it happened behind Mulligan's Sports Bar and Restaurant.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge says the man who died is Michel Melanson, 63, of New Brunswick, Canada.

Edge says Melanson was seen near the edge of the water several hours before the incident.

After an autopsy Sunday morning, Edge confirmed that Melanson was not a victim of any crime.

Edge said Melanson had been staying at the Cypress Bay Golf Club for several months on vacation with some friends.

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