Horry County Coroner identifies 3-year-old who drowned in pool

A 3-year-old died on Monday after drowning in a pool at his home, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

Jaxon Bedenek died on Monday afternoon at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center at 5:40 p.m. from asphyxiation due to drowning, Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said in a news release.

The child was taken to the hospital at 4:45 p.m., according to the office.

The drowning happened at Burcale Road in the Forestbook area, Coroner Robert Edge said.

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