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Police call child’s drowning at Margaritaville Biloxi “a horrible accident”

A 2-year-old boy visiting Biloxi’s Margaritaville Resort drowned Sunday at the pool.
A 2-year-old boy visiting Biloxi’s Margaritaville Resort drowned Sunday at the pool.(MGN / Pixabay)
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 7:55 AM CDT

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - A 2-year-old boy visiting Biloxi’s Margaritaville Resort drowned Sunday at the pool. The child was from Port Allen, Louisiana.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said the boy was taken to Merit Health where he was pronounced dead just after 5pm.

There aren’t many details on the exact circumstances surrounding the tragic death, but other guests who were at the pool on Sunday described the scene as chaotic.

Biloxi police called the incident a horrible accident, saying the investigation found no indication of any criminal activity. Security video of the pool was reviewed as part of the investigation.

“The entire Margaritaville family is deeply saddened by this tragic accident. We are heartbroken, and our prayers are with the parents and family in this difficult time,” a spokesperson for Margaritaville told WLOX.

The spokesperson also clarified that the pool at Margaritaville has pool attendants, not lifeguards, who are certified in CPR.

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