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Teen girls die in fall from Myrtle Beach hotel

Posted April 6
Updated April 7

Two teenage girls died Wednesday afternoon after falling from a floor of the Camelot By the Sea Hotel in Myrtle Beach, according to officials.

— Two teenage girls died Wednesday afternoon after falling from a floor of the Camelot By the Sea Hotel in Myrtle Beach, according to officials.

Coroner Robert Edge confirmed that the deceased are a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl, both Myrtle Beach High School students. Their identities will be released later, Coroner Edge said.

Police are investigating the deaths, and say that foul play is not believed to be a related factor in the deaths, according to Myrtle Beach Police spokesman Joey Crosby.

Police said they were called to the hotel at about 4 p.m. and found two deceased people.

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  • Jim Dunn Apr 7, 11:08 a.m.
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    Sad and innocent. Rumor is the girls were sitting on the railing visiting friends that were there on spring break. One starts slipping and grabs the person closest to them. And nothing is being said due to liability worries.

    Prayers for the families involved.

  • Janet Ghumri Apr 7, 1:03 a.m.
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    So sad. Prayers for the families

  • Steve Morgan Apr 6, 11:00 p.m.
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    I would love to know how did both of them fall at the same time? Did one pull the other off. Or did they commit suicide

  • Fred Neopolitano Apr 6, 6:40 p.m.
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    Sadly, drugs and / or alcohol are probably involved.

  • Mary Meadows Apr 6, 5:29 p.m.
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    View quoted thread


    I agree that WRAL has some major flaws in their reporting. That's one of the first times I noticed that they had a link like that attached to the story. Generally they just post bare minimum and continue to update the story all day and I see comments that typically wouldn't make sense if I didn't realize they were made much earlier when the article was bare bones.

  • Brian Gaertner Apr 6, 3:45 p.m.
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    Thanks Mary!! I've never noticed that insignificant little "read more" sandwiched between all the gigantic ads and clickbait. Now I need to go back and find all those stories I never knew how they ended..... 🤔

  • Mary Meadows Apr 6, 3:09 p.m.
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    If you click on the read more link at the bottom of the article it states they both fell from top floor, with one landing on 10th floor landing and the other I believe the second floor Dunkin' Donuts area. L

  • Brian Gaertner Apr 6, 2:58 p.m.
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    I'm with George on this one. There are several stories I've seen on here that I never saw the follow up on when more details were available. Fur example, I never found out what happened with the guy that was shot at Bojangles a couple years back. Most recently, what happened with the body found where 540 meets Falls of Neuse?

    WRAL starts these stories but never follow up with additional info. They think nobody notices but George and I are onto them ;o)

  • John Smith Apr 6, 11:58 a.m.
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    Sad. Hopefully it wasn't something crazy like sitting on a balcony rail to take a selfie. Didn't mention water, and usually the guys are the ones that jump into pools from higher floors.

  • Jim Dunn Apr 6, 11:41 a.m.
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    "Two teenage girls died Wednesday afternoon after falling from a floor of the Camelot By the Sea Hotel in Myrtle Beach, according to officials."

    Great use of the English language. What floor? Did the balcony railing fail? What were they doing at the hotel? So many holes in this story. Why even report if you have no facts.