MYRTLE BEACH, SC. (THECOUNT) — Paula Egelston, of Greensboro, North Carolina, has been identified as the victim found face down in a Myrtle Beach resort hot tub on Tuesday, according to reports.

Egelston, 57, was found dead in The Patricia Grand jacuzzi Tuesday, according to officials. The resort is located at, 2710 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.


Police responded to a report of a unresponsive person in a hot tub before 4 a.m. Tuesday, say local reports.

MyFox8 reports police helped hotel security perform CPR as they waited for EMS to arrive.

The coroner later identified the victim as Egelston.

A cause of death was not provided.

Geo quick facts: Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches. It’s also known for its celebrity-designed golf courses. Along its beachfront boardwalk are arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants, as well as the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park and the SkyWheel, one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels – wikipedia.