Thursday 19 July, 2018

American boy believed to have drowned at hotel pool in St Ann

The police have stepped up investigations into an incident in which an eight-year-old boy from the United States is believed to have drowned at a popular hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann on Saturday.

The decease has been identified as Antoine Bookard of a Philadelphia address.

Reports from the Constabulary Communication Unit (CCU) said the child was with family members at the hotel’s pool.

The details as to what happened after are not yet clear, but the police said the child was subsequently found in an unresponsive state.

He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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