A birthday party turned into a nightmare after a three-year-old boy drowned while swimming in a pool of a hotel in Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City Friday.
Police reported that the boy and his family are celebrating the birthday of a family member at the hotel when the victim went unnoticed to the pool and waded.
Investigator said the victim’s father was apparently drinking with friends when the boy left.
Sensing that the water was too shallow, the boy reportedly transferred to the pool intended for adults which was more than five feet deep.
Sensing that his son was not around, the father went to the pool area and saw the boy struggling, prompting him to rescue the victim.
The young boy was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
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