Man dies from possible drowning near Tybee Pier

Man dies from possible drowning near Tybee Pier

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - An autopsy will be performed Monday after a man died in a possible drowning on Tybee Island.

The Tybee Island Fire Department responded to a call for a dead body south of the Pier just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Some bystanders at the scene pulled the man out of the water and began CPR before Tybee Fire arrived. Firefighters took control of the scene shortly after, continuing CPR before loading the patient onto a backboard to transport him off of the beach. He was transported to Memorial Hospital where he later died.

Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman says the man was in town visiting his daughter. His family says he had a stroke a month ago.

It remains unclear if the man died as a result of a drowning, or due to previous health issues.

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