Woman charged after 5-year-old drowns at Myrtle Beach resort

Woman charged after 5-year-old drowns at Myrtle Beach resort
Myrtle Beach Police have charged a woman after they say a child possibly drowned late Friday night.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Police have charged a woman after they say a 5-year-old child drowned under her watch late Friday night.

Officers responded to the Ocean Reef Resort around 9 p.m. Friday for a report of a juvenile possibly drowning, according to Myrtle Beach Police Cpl. Tom Vest.

29-year-old Lortoria Shantel Pittman of Elm City, NC is being charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child in connection to the incident. Pittman has since been released on $7,500 bond.

The Horry County Coroner confirmed the child has died but has not named the victim.

WMBF News has a reporter working to find out more information about the incident.

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