According to a 7-14-15 Orange County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a three year old boy drowned at the shallow end of the main pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
Reports are that the boy was swimming with his parents, aunt and other children. The boy’s father and one of three lifeguards on duty spotted the child at the bottom of the pool, removed the boy and provided CPR. A second lifegard initiated resuscitation with a defibrillator. A vacationing nurse also aided with chest compressions before the Reedy Creek Fire and Rescue Department arrived and took over resuscitation efforts.
The child was pronounced dead at Florida Hospital Celebration Health.
Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said the resort was trying to help the family. “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and our main focus now is assisting the family during this difficult time,” she said.