The victim in a Sept. 4 drowning on Folly Beach has been identified as a 60-year-old Indiana man.
Mark Cahoon was rushed to Medical University hospital after running into trouble swimming near the Folly Beach pier, authorities said. He died the same day, and an autopsy determined that drowning was the cause of death, Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten said.
The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Sept. 4, when rip tides were reported in the area, according to a police report.
Cahoon was spotted floating in the water by the pier and was pulled to shore, where rescuers began CPR, the report stated. The report indicates, however, that he was unresponsive.
Cahoon’s obituary states that he hailed from Indianapolis and worked as director of taxation for the Indiana Manufacturers Association. Wooten said he reportedly owned a home in the Charleston area as well.