Summerville child dies a week after near-drowning

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) – A 6-year-old who was swimming in a Grand Strand pool died after being hospitalized for more than a week.

The Horry County Coroner said that Nicholas Ellwanger of Summerville died Sunday at the Medical University of South Carolina. Ellwanger died  from complications due to the near-drowning incident last month.

The child was swimming in a pool at the Oceanside Village between Surfside Beach and Murrells Inlet on June 24 when the incident took place June 24.

Horry County police investigated the incident and found no foul play involved.

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