12-year-old boy drowns at Orlando luxury resort

The pool at the Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando. WESH image

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Authorities in Orlando say a 12-year-old boy has drowned at a luxury resort.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a near-drowning call Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress luxury resort where the 12-year-old boy had been pulled from a swimming pool.

Witnesses were attempting to revive him.

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office says in a statement the boy was staying at the resort with his family from Maryland.

Detectives are conducting a death investigation, and the sheriff’s office says there are no other details.

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