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Child pulled from Henrico hotel pool: ‘Prayers with the family’

Posted at 11:58 PM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 19:03:03-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – A child was listed in critical condition after he nearly drowned at the pool inside the Embassy Suites hotel on West Broad Street, near Glenside Drive, in Henrico County Friday night.

"At 10:01 p.m. Henrico Police and Henrico Fire responded to the 2900 block of Emerywood Parkway for a reported drowning," Henrico Police Lt. Kevin Howdyshell wrote in an email. "A victim was discovered that had been pulled from a pool and Henrico Fire transported them to a local area hospital. The victim is listed in critical condition."

The victim, according to witnesses who contacted CBS 6, was a young boy.

"We are actively and fully cooperating with the police investigation of a possible drowning of a child at the pool," Mark Yardis, Vice President of Operations for Shamin Hotels, wrote in an email. "Our prayers are with the family for recovery."

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