Police: 5-year-old drowns at Myrtle Beach resort

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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach police are investigating after a 5-year-old boy drowned at a hotel Thursday night.

Around 8:45 p.m., officers were sent to the Ocean Reef Resort near 71st Avenue North for calls of a child drowning, according to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

Shane Chester was pulled from the pool and transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, where he later died, according to Willard.

The child was visiting family from Darlington, according to authorities.

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