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Girl, 5 drowns during pool party at Sumter hotel

June 5, 2019

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl has drowned during a pool party at a Sumter hotel.

The Sumter County Coroner’s Office said Faith Gilmore was found underwater at the Econo Lodge during the party Saturday. She died a short time later at the hospital.

Coroner Robbie Baker said in a statement he is awaiting autopsy results, but it appears the girl died in an accidental drowning.

Sumter Police are also investigating the death.

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