KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities say that a young child is dead after being found face-down in a Northland hotel swimming pool on Friday afternoon.
The incident happened around 5:00 P.M. at the Days Inn at 7100 NE Parvin Road, across from Worlds of Fun. The child, identified only as a two-year-old boy named Jordan, was found face-down and unresponsive in the pool, and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where they later died.
A family friend told FOX 4 that the boy had been playing with two other little boys at the pool. She says one of the boys jumped on top of him and pushed him over, causing the child to take in too much water.
The identity of the child has not been released. The incident remains under investigation.
On Monday, Aug. 3, Wyndham Hotel Group sent FOX 4 the following statement about the child's death.
We are terribly saddened by last week’s tragic event and our thoughts and prayers are with the child’s family and loved ones. The safety and welfare of our guests is always our top priority. We require that all of our individually owned and operated properties comply with all local, state and federal laws and regulations. Please know that we are reviewing the health department’s report with the hotel’s owners and will work with them as they take the appropriate actions to help ensure guest safety.
- Kathryn Zambito, Director of Public Relations for Wyndham Hotel Group