Winston Ward of Southlake went to the Omni Hotel Saturday night to eat dinner and swim with his friends. Around 7:20 p.m. he did a somersault and hit his head before an adult saw him at the bottom of the pool. No one knows how long he was in the pool before he was found, but witnesses said it wasn't long.
There were no lifeguards on duty but the pool depth was only 4-foot-6-inches deep. Ward was 6-feet tall. Attempts to resuscitate him failed and he died at the scene.
The pool is on the third floor of the new Omni Hotel and is closed until further notice while an accident investigation is conducted.
Sadly, already 50 children have drowned in Texas and summer only officially started this past weekend. That's more than half of the total number of child deaths from drowning in 2008. Last year, 89 children died by drowning in Texas.
If one of your loved ones was wrongfully killed in an accident that was the fault of another person, please contact Board Certified Accident Lawyer Mark A. Anderson to learn your rights by calling 817-294-1900.
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