Boy traveling with NC family for baseball tournament drowns in hotel pool

Google maps image of the hotel where the boy drowned.

MORGANTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A boy from the North Carolina mountains drowned in a pool in Morganton Saturday night while he was in town for a baseball tournament, WBTV reported.

The 6-year-old boy was staying with his Waynesville family at a Comfort Inn and Suites on Burkemont Avenue, according to the TV station.


The boy drowned in the hotel’s indoor pool between 9 and 10 p.m., the Morganton News-Herald reported.

The boy’s older brother planned to play in a tournament Sunday at the Catawba Meadows Complex, however, the family returned home to Haywood County, WBTV reported.

The boy was given medical treatment and was rushed to a nearby hospital before he was pronounced dead, according to the TV station.

No other details were available.

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