9 Year Old Boy Drowns in Downtown Hotel Pool

story updated on October 6, 2013 at 1:15pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- A Saint Louis family is mourning the loss of one child in a drowning accident, while the boy’s twin brother remains in critical but unstable condition.

St. Louis city police say the two nine-year-olds were found un-responsive in the pool of the Pear Tree Inn Hotel on Market Street, Saturday afternoon.

Laron Snelson died at a hospital.

Derrone Snelson was reportedly clinging to life, Sunday afternoon.

The police department’s child abuse unit is investigating, as is standard in drownings involving youths.

our earlier story:St. Louis (KMOX) A 9 year old boy drowned yesterday (Saturday) afternoon in the swimming pool of the Pear Tree Inn in the 22-hundred block of Market Street.

The boy’s twin brother was also pulled from the pool and taken to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.


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