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Boy pulled from Surfside Beach swimming pool died at Charleston hospital

A 6-year-old boy has died after being hospitalized since late June when he was pulled from a Surfside Beach area swimming pool, according to authorities.

Nicholas Ellwanger, 6, of Summerville died Sunday at the Medical University of South Carolina, Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said. The boy suffered complications after he nearly drown June 24 while in a swimming pool at Oceanside Village.

At the time of the incident the boy had a pulse and was taken to Waccamaw Regional Medical Center after he was rescued from an Oceanside Village pool, according to officials. The boy was then transported by helicopter to MUSC where he had been treated.

Horry County Police investigated the incident and found no criminal intent in the boy’s death, Sgt. Robert Kegler said. No charges will be filed.

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