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.