Father drowns in Richfield hotel pool while playing with his family

Published: Dec. 26, 2018 at 2:40 PM EST
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RICHFIELD, OH (WOIO) - A 26-year-old Cleveland man drowned in the pool at the Days Inn on Brecksville Road Wednesday.

Police received the 911 call around 9:46 a.m.

According to Richfield police officers, the victim, whose name is not being released, was in the pool with his wife and kids, when he began having trouble in the deep end.

His wife can’t swim, but a hotel guest heard him yelling and then saw him at the bottom of the pool.

The guest tried to help, but couldn’t get him out of the water.

Hotel staff pulled him out of the pool and performed CPR before EMS arrived and transported the victim to the hospital.

The man was pronounced dead a short time later at University Hospital Broadview Heights.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner will now determine a cause of death, but Richfield police said they are investigating this as an apparent accidental drowning.

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