12-year-old boy drowns in hotel pool

Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 -- 3:06 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy is dead after apparently drowning in a hotel pool in Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says Zay-Vun Mooreland of Milwaukee died Friday night at the Rodeway Inn & Suites.

A message left with the hotel manager was not immediately returned Saturday.

The medical examiner's report says Mooreland could not swim. He was in the pool with his siblings and a cousin when his older brother went into deep water with Mooreland on his back. The brother began to struggle in the deep water.

The family was at the hotel for a birthday party.

The medical examiner says the man at the hotel desk apparently told the children it was OK to swim because Mooreland's brother was 18.

Police do not suspect foul play.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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