Second Twin Dies from Mo. Hotel Pool Drowning

5 years 1 week 6 days ago Tuesday, October 08 2013 Oct 8, 2013 Tuesday, October 08, 2013 9:27:00 AM CDT October 08, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Days after a 9-year-old boy drowned in a hotel pool near downtown St. Louis, his twin brother has died.

St. Louis police say Derrone Snelson of St. Louis died Tuesday morning at a hospital. His brother, Laron Snelson, died Saturday, soon after the boys were pulled from the pool.

Police say a hotel guest had just checked into the Pear Tree Inn when he heard screams for help from the pool area near the hotel lobby. A hotel employee was working on one boy and the guest began giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the other.

Authorities say the boys were in the pool area with relatives, including their mother and 14-year-old brother.

St. Louis Police's Child Abuse Unit is investigating, but police say that is standard in a child death case.

 

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