8-year-old child drowns in pool at Alabama resort


An eight-year-old boy has died after he was pulled from a pool at a resort along the Alabama coast.

Orange Beach Police say the boy died at a hospital in Pensacola. The boy and his family were on vacation from Georgia and he had just celebrated his eighth birthday on Friday, police say.

Investigators say the boy was last seen at the pool’s edge with his feet dangling in the water at the Caribe Resort.

Minutes later, he was spotted by another child at the bottom of the pool. 

The Orange Beach Fire Department responded to the call just before 8:00pm and the child was flown to the hospital where he later died.

The child’s identity has not yet been released.

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