Teen dies after fall from balcony
Jul 4, 2011 2:14:00 PM - thestate.com
MYRTLE BEACH -- A 17-year-old boy died Sunday after falling from a seventh-floor balcony onto the third floor of the parking garage at the Monterrey Bay resort in Myrtle Beach, police said.
The detective investigating the incident said it appeared to be accidental, and deputy coroner Tamara Willard agreed. She said Douglas Smith, 17, of Mullins, died about an hour after the fall, suffering head trauma.
He was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center after being discovered just before 11 a.m.
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