6-year-old drowns in hotel pool

6-year-old drowns at a hotel, investigation still on going

MORGANTON, N.C. -- A 6-year-old boy has died from a drowning incident Saturday night.

According to authorities, public safety officers responded to the Comfort Inn, located in the 1200 block of Burkemont Avenue in Morganton, in reference to a child being found underwater at an indoor pool.

EMS arrived at the scene and transported Jayden Norman to CHS Morganton where he was pronounced dead.

According to authorities, Norman was swimming in the pool with friends and family when he moved to the edge of the pool. When Norman moved to the deeper end of the pool, his hands slipped off the edge. 

Norman's father told authorities Jayden did not know how to swim and was told to stay near the shallow end. Visibility was poor in the water and after about ten minutes, the family noticed Norman was missing. Norman was pulled from the water and adults began CPR

Authorities said Norman's family was in Morganton for local baseball games and were staying at the hotel before returning home to the Waynesville area.

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