Boat Accident Near Myrtle Beach Kills One

Posted on Sep 18, 2013

A Conway woman was killed in a boating accident in Winyah Bay after the boat she and her husband were fishing from became submerged in shallow water.  The Coast Guard discovered the 18-foot vessel near Buoy 17 and the woman's husband was near the boat.  He informed the rescuers that his wife had gone missing and was not wearing a life jacket.  They retrieved her and she was taken to the Georgetown Station to await emergency services.  The woman was 66-year-old Delores Jones.  She drifted with the tide and was pronounced dead at the hospital.  Investigators are still determining her exact cause of death.