The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office along with Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue responded to a fire in Palmetto Dunes that resulted in the death of a 63-year-old Missouri man.
Shortly after 3:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, emergency services were dispatched to 1 Dinghy Lane in Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island for a structure fire. The fire was extinguished by Hilton Head Fire Rescue.
The residence was occupied by six people who were vacationing on Hilton Head Island at the time of the fire. Four occupants made it out of the home safely and unharmed. One person was transported by emergency services to be treated for injuries sustained in the fire. Another was found deceased in the home.
The damage to the home caused by the fire was significant.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is assisting the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue in determining the cause and origin of the fire which is standard practice when there is a fatality.