Summerville man dies in Colleton sand mine

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) A 29-year-old Summerville man has died after he fell into a pond at a sand mine in Colleton County.

Emergency responders were called to the mine on state Highway 61 around 4 p.m. Monday.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue director Barry McRoy said an employee at Murray Mines Inc., Kyle Martin, fell into the pond where he and other employees were pumping out sand.

McRoy said it was not clear why Martin fell into the water.

Martin was pronounced dead at a hospital. Coroner Richard Harvey ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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