Teen dies after being pulled from International Drive hotel pool, deputies say

14-year-old boy found in pool at Wyndham Orlando Resort

Teen pulled from pool at Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive and rushed to the hospital, Orange County deputies say (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 14-year-old boy who was taken to a hospital after a near-drowning in a hotel pool off International Drive died Friday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said the boy died a day after being found unresponsive in the pool.

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Crews responded to the near-drowning call around 3:25 p.m. Thursday to the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive in the 8000 block of International Drive.

The teen was pulled from the pool and when first responders arrived, CPR was performed, officials said.

The boy was rushed to Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in critical condition and later died, according to authorities.


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