Man drowns in boating accident on Pee Dee River

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. — A boating accident on the Great Pee Dee River has claimed the life of a Bennettsville man.

Authorities tell local media outlets that a boat with two people in it overturned Monday.

Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown says that 70-year-old Bobby Young drowned.

Brown says the second person in the boat was taken to the hospital for treatment for exposure after being in the water for some time.