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Evening update: The Island Packet has a brief followup and notes that the death has been ruled accidental.
They also note that George Brown lived full time on his boat which was most often at a marina at Hilton Head; get the update here.
First reporting: A Burton man has died after he lost control of his truck while he was trying to haul his boat from Battery Creek.
The truck ended up in the creek with the man in it.
The Island Packet has a short write-up on the sad incident here.