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Toddler found in Durham hotel pool dies

Posted June 2, 2011
Updated June 5, 2011

— A 3-year-old boy who was transported to the hospital after he was found at the bottom of a hotel pool in Durham has died, a police spokeswoman said Sunday. 

No charges are expected to be filed.

The child was found at the Days Inn, 3460 Hillsborough Road, just before 4 p.m. Thursday. He was taken Duke University Hospital.


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  • gpcatgirl Jun 3, 2011

    I will be praying for this little guy. I think we all would like to know where this little boys parents were. I have a 3 year old grand daughter and you have to watch them at all times at this age. Who do you blame in a situation like this? The parents have to take some of the blame if they were watching him like they should have been it wouldn't have happened.

  • kealyn12 Jun 3, 2011

    granny1957, you are right, how in the world did the toddler get into the pool area. I thought pools had to have fences and gates around them. The hotel should be investigated for safety violations!

  • granny1957 Jun 2, 2011

    This is so sad! I hope that the little boy is ok and I honestly hope that the parents are cleared of any wrong doing. It is so easy to jump to conclusions, but hopefully that it was just an accident.

  • husk8corn Jun 2, 2011

    How does a 3 year old gain access to the pool area?

  • elizadushkufan85 Jun 2, 2011

    I have to agree with tarheel...where were the parents?

    I hope they do a thorough investigation and found out how/why this happened.

    I hope the little boy is ok. I will be praying for him.

  • tarheel1968 Jun 2, 2011

    where were the adults?????