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Wilson County woman charged after 5-year-old drowns at Myrtle Beach resort

April 6, 2019

A Wilson County woman is facing charges in connection with the drowning of a young child in Myrtle Beach.

Authorities said the 5-year-old died Saturday morning after being pulled from the water at Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach on Friday.

Lortoria Pittman, 29, of Elm City is charged with unlawful neglect of a child in connection with the incident.

Pittman was released on $7,500 bond.

Authorities did not say how Pittman and the child were related.