MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A child has died after being taken to the hospital due to a medical issue at a Myrtle Beach motel Monday evening, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.
According to Cpt. Jonathan Evans with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department, the incident happened at the Fountainbleau Inn on Flagg Street. It was initially reported that the child fell into the pool.
Corporal Tom Vest with the Myrtle Beach Police Department says the initial report was a possible drowning but at this time, the investigation points to a medical issue and not a drowning.
Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard says that there was never a possible drowning and that the child was not even near the pool at the time. She tells News13 that the child was a girl but could not provide any more information.