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Pennsylvania Boy, 8, Who Couldn't Swim Drowns at Hotel Water Park Pool Party

A coroner says an 8-year-old boy who didn't know how to swim drowned when he used a slide to enter a pool at a resort hotel's water park in central Pennsylvania.

Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamontoni says John Harvilicz, of Shrewsbury, was the guest at a birthday party at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster, in Willow Valley.

Surveillance video shows the boy entered the pool unattended and drowned Saturday afternoon.

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Willow Valley Associates, which owns the hotel, says it is investigating the incident and offers prayers for the boy's family.

The coroner says he's unsure whether a lifeguard was on duty when the boy entered the pool. People tried to resuscitate the boy at the pool and he died a short time later at Lancaster General Hospital.

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