One person dies in early morning drowning at Ocean Boulevard hotel, coroner says

Patricia Grand Hotel in Myrtle Beach.
Patricia Grand Hotel in Myrtle Beach.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office said one person died in an early morning drowning at a Myrtle Beach hotel Tuesday.

The drowning was reported about 4 a.m. at the Patricia Grand hotel, at 2710 N. Ocean Blvd., said Lt. Christian Sliker with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue.

Deputy coroner Tamara Willard confirmed the coroner’s office responded to the hotel.

A Myrtle Beach police report states a witness reported the drowning after walking out on her balcony and seeing a person face down in the hot tub. Hotel security started CPR on the victim before police arrived, the report states.

The victim is listed in the report as a 57-year-old woman.

The Sun News has reached out to Patricia Grand for comment, but has not received a response.

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