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Coastal man dies when truck backs into water

Apr 19, 2011 10:01:00 AM - thestate.com
An 83-year-old Burton man died Monday after his truck entered Battery Creek in Beaufort County.

Frank Fullwood had been fishing and was attempting to haul his boat out of the water at about 5 p.m. at the Parris Island Landing off S.C. 802, according to Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen.

As he was backing the truck and trailer toward the water, he lost control of his vehicle and it entered Battery Creek, Allen said. He got out of his truck, but didn't make it to shore.

The Burton Fire Department responded to a report of a truck in the water near Marina Boulevard, spokesman Dan Byrne said. Initial reports said the man was swimming to shore.

But when firefighters arrived, he was unconscious and still in the water, Byrne said.

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