12-year-old boy, 17-year-old sister die in double drowning at Florida hotel

The hotel where the children drowned (WFLA)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Texas family’s trip to Tampa took a tragic turn when a 12-year-old boy drowned in a hotel pool and his sister later died at Tampa General Hospital.

UPDATE: Officials: Bystanders tried to save boy, teen sister who drowned in Florida pool

Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a possible double drowning at 3:19 p.m. on Sunday.


When deputies arrived at the Clarion Inn Hotel on Adamo East, they found Sebastano Greco, 12, and his sister, Kesha Greco, 17, unresponsive in the pool.

Deputies and firefighters tried to perform CPR on both children, but Sebastano could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Kesha Greco was transported to TGH where she died Tuesday evening.

The sheriff’s office said that the siblings had traveled to Tampa from Dallas with a church group.

No other details have been released.

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