Drowning: New Year's Eve Tragedy Claims the Life of a 10-year old - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Drowning: New Year's Eve Tragedy Claims the Life of a 10-year old

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland police are investigating a drowning at the Doubletree in downtown.

Police say 10-year old Demeion Bell was found at the bottom of the hotel pool Thursday night.

Bell and his 7-year old brother were among the 30 children staying at the Lakeside hotel for a birthday pool party.

According to witnesses there were four adults chaperoning the party.

When the victim's mother arrived around 9pm, the older Bell was nowhere to be found.

She contacted hotel personnel and during a search of the hotel, an employee found the 10-year old lying underwater, in the part of the pool which is 9 feet deep.

911 was called while CPR was performed.

Bell was pronounced dead at Metro.

 

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