NC 4-year-old dies 2 days after found in pool during vacation on Hilton Head

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — A 4-year-old child from Cary, North Carolina died at a Georgia hospital two days after being found in a pool on Hilton Head Island.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office of South Carolina along with the Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue responded to a rental home along Sandy Beach Trail on Friday around 5 p.m.

The child was taken to Hilton Head Hospital and later to a hospital in Savannah where he later died on Sunday around 10 a.m.

According to the Island Packet, the boy was on vacation with his family when he fell into a pool and was found after 10-15 minutes, the Beaufort County Coroner’s office confirmed.

In the past year, at least five children have died from drowning in Beaufort County, according to the newspaper.