1-year-old girl from North Carolina drowns in Horry County pond

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CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) – A 1-year-old girl died in a Saturday drowning in Horry County.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office announced Monday evening that Gianna Dawkins was found in a pond near her family on Cheyenne Road in the Conway area. Officials say the family was visiting from Fayetteville, NC.

Gianna was pronounced dead from asphyxiation due to drowning at the scene.

The Horry County Police Department is investigating the case.

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