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Man dies of heat stroke

Posted: July 16, 2018 5:31 p.m.
Updated: July 17, 2018 1:00 a.m.

A county man died of heatstroke on July 10, according to a press release from Kershaw County Coroner David West. In the press release, West said George James “Jimmy” Clark, 77, of Williams Road, Camden, died of heat stroke.

West said dispatchers were first alerted four days later to the possibility of Clark going missing around 2 p.m. Saturday and dispatched county deputies to the scene. According to West, Clark had gone to Sumter on Tuesday morning, July 10, to purchase a new 4-wheeler.

“When he came home, he went in the woods behind his house and started cutting some trails. He lived alone,” West said in the press release. “His family lives out of town, but when they started calling, could not get in touch with him. They called a friend to go and check on him.”

West said county deputies found Clark around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

“He had walked deep into the woods and just sat down before he collapsed. He died early Tuesday afternoon,” West said.

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