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Man dies after falling off Myrtle Beach banana boat

Posted at 10:13 AM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 10:13:33-04

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A North Carolina man died Thursday after he fell off a banana boat ride in North Myrtle Beach.

An autopsy scheduled for Friday should determine how the man died.

Danny Winters, 56, from Winston-Salem, “wound up face down in the water,” a North Myrtle Beach spokesman told Myrtle Beach online.

“It appeared to the lifeguards and rescue personnel that he had suffered a heart attack, but the coroner’s office will have to clarify the actual cause of death,” the spokesman said.

The man was riding the banana boat at Aloha Watersports on Ocean Boulevard North.