Chesapeake Children’s Injury Attorney Report : Child Drowns in Hotel Swimming Pool in Chesapeake
I was saddened to read about the death of an 8-year-old child in a hotel swimming pool in Chesapeake this week.
Police have launched an investigation into what they say appears to be an accidental drowning at the Sleep Inn, 3280 Western Branch Blvd., for the “possible drowning” of an 8-year-old boy, according to a press release.
The Suffolk News Herald reported the boy from Portsmouth had been swimming in the hotel pool. He was transported to Maryview Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said the boy was believed to be with a group of people.
As an experienced Chesapeake accident injury attorney, this tragic incident raises questions about liability. If there was negligence on behalf of hotel staff, there may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the boy’s family for damages over the loss of his life. The circumstances in which the pool were being used are unclear from the report
As many as one in five drowning deaths occur in swimming pools, according to statistics.
See our Chesapeake injury lawyers’ advice on wrongful death.
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