A 51-year-old man drowned Sunday evening along the oceanfront of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Witnesses said the victim had difficulty swimming, they then called for ocean rescue crews, according to the report.

Emergency crews, according to a police report, responded to the reported drowning on 6th Avenue North sometime after 5 p.m., according to WMBF.

Myrtle Beach fire crews were moving the victim off the beach by the time police arrived. 

According to the report, EMS immediately gave the victim CPR after taking him out of the water and continued life-saving efforts on the way to the hospital.

The victim was pronounced dead at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was identified in the report as Hasan Sharfuddin, according to WMBF.

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