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Raleigh man dies after reported drowning at Myrtle Beach Resort

Crews were called for a possible drowning Sunday afternoon at a Surfside Beach area resort.
Crews were called for a possible drowning Sunday afternoon at a Surfside Beach area resort.(Source: Viewer-submitted photo)
Published: Sep. 1, 2019 at 3:34 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Horry County first responders were called to a possible drowning at a resort Sunday afternoon in the area of Surfside Beach.

According to information from Horry County Fire Rescue spokesperson Tony Casey, crews were called at 12:30 p.m. to 5905 S. Kings Hwy. A Google search shows that is Myrtle Beach Resort.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy said 52-year-old Shawn Hamlet, of Raleigh, N.C., died at South Strand Hospital after the incident at the resort’s pool.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning, according to the coroner’s office.

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