1-Year-Old dies after drowning at Carolina Bay Nature Preserve in Aiken

Aiken County

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – The Aiken County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the drowning of a child.

The incident occurred Monday at Carolina Bay Nature Preserve near the Odell Week Activity Center in Aiken.

Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables says a woman fell into the pond with her child around 4 p.m.

The 1-year-old, identified as Pailsey Hyatt, was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead at 4:56 p.m.

The Coroner’s Office said that this is an open death investigation.

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