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Man drowns in pond behind Little River, S.C., restaurant

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By Sam Hickman

 A 63-year-old Canadian man drowned in a pond behind a Little River, S.C., bar and restaurant during the weekend.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge identified the man as Michel Melanson, who was visiting the area on a golf outing.

Horry County Fire Rescue personnel responded to a report of a body found behind Mulligan’s Sports Bar and Restaurant Saturday, April 12, just before 9:30 a.m. The restaurant is located just off U.S. 17.

It is not clear how Melanson wound up in the pond, but investigators said no foul play is suspected.