Knoxville police identify 7-year-old who drowned in hotel pool

(Photo: KPD)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville Police Department has identified a 7-year-old who drowned in a hotel pool on Saturday.

Police said  Darshawn Martez Witt was pulled from the deep end of the pool at Quality Inn & Suites on North Cedar Bluff Road. Officers said CPR was performed and the boy was taken to Park West Hospital, but did not survive.

The 7-year-old was with in the custody of his grandmother at the time of the incident, according to police. However, investigators said there were no adults with him at the pool. The boy’s 5-year-old brother was put in custody of other family members.

Police said they are continuing to investigate.




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