Beaufort News

Man's death ruled as accidental drowning

An 84-year-old Hilton Head Island man fell off a Skull Creek Marina dock and drowned Saturday, according to Beaufort County Deputy Coroner David Ott.

The body of George Brown, who lived full-time on his boat at the marina at 1 Waterway Lane in Hilton Head Plantation, was discovered Sunday morning by an employee at the marina, Ott said.

Based on preliminary autopsy results from the Medical University of South Carolina, the coroner ruled Monday that Brown's death was an accident.