Teen drowns on Hilton Head Island

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - It's still unclear if the rough currents played a part in a drowning death of a Ridgeland teenager.

The drowning happened at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Folly Field Beach on Hilton Head Island. The Beaufort County Coroner's Office said a mother and her three children were swimming.

The Xavier Eady, 18, suddenly went under the water. The deputy coroner said family members noticed he didn't come back up.

Three bystanders pulled Eady out of the water. They tried to rescusitate him, but he later died at Hilton Head Regional Hospital.

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