North Carolina woman charged after 5-year-old drowns at Myrtle Beach resort

Lortoria Shantel Pittman

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A North Carolina woman has been charged after a 5-year-old child drowned at a Myrtle Beach resort, WMBF reports.

Lortoria Shantel Pittman, 29, of Elm City, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

Myrtle Beach police came to the Ocean Reef Resort around 9 p.m. Friday after a report of a juvenile possibly drowning.

The Horry County Coroner confirmed to WMBF that the child has died.

Pittman was given a $7,500 bond and has since been released from police custody.

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7100 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

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