Update: Coroner confirms drowning at Ocean Boulevard hotel in Myrtle Beach

Update: Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler confirmed Friday evening that there was an accidental drowning at the below address. The person, who will not be identified until family is informed, was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Myrtle Beach Fire Department has responded to a possible drowning at an Ocean Boulevard hotel Friday afternoon, Spokesman Lt. Jon Evans said.

Crews are on scene of the possible drowning at the Boardwalk Hotel, at 2301 N. Ocean Blvd, pool. Evans said.

The Myrtle Beach police and fire departments were called to the scene at 12:22 p.m., Cpl. Thomas Vest with Myrtle Beach police said.

This is a breaking story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.

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