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2-year-old from Doddridge County dies at Myrtle Beach

Cropped Getty image of Ohio River (Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images))

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBOY) — A two-year-old girl from Doddridge County was found dead Sunday evening after being pulled from a lazy river attraction in Myrtle Beach, officials reported.

According to 12 News’ Myrtle Beach affiliate, WBTW, just before 6 pm, Lylah Dillon of New Milton was pronounced dead at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. She and her family were visiting Myrtle Beach for vacation.


Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard has said that an autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause behind Lylah’s death.

Family friends of the Dillon family have set up a fundraiser for those who wish to donate them as they recover from this incident. You can find the GoFundMe page here. As of Monday night, more than $3,600 has already been raised.

This is a developing story. Stick with 12 News for updates.