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Beaufort city councilwoman collapses at Marine ceremony

Beaufort City Councilwoman Donnie Beer was hospitalized Wednesday after collapsing during a ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

Beer was on base for a performance by the 8th & I Battle Colors Detachment and was seated in a VIP grandstand at the depot's parade deck when she collapsed, according to a Parris Island spokeswoman.

Parris Island Fire Rescue Division loaded Beer onto a stretcher and took her to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The cause of Beer's collapse is unknown.

Calls made to a hospital spokeswoman inquiring about Beer's condition have yet to be returned.

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