A 5-year-old boy snuck out of his hotel room and drowned in a pool early Saturday morning. His family was staying at the Super 8 Motel on U.S. 17 and made his way to the Holiday Inn across the street. The road is six lanes and it believed he crossed it after 1:30 a.m.
Hotel guests discovered the child’s body face down in the establishment’s outdoor swimming pool at about 6:50 a.m. on Saturday at the hotel, located off U.S. 17. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Results of a preliminary investigation indicate an accidental drowning, according to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.
It is believed the boy was living with his family at the Super 8 Motel. The mother discovered her son was missing in the morning and called police. An autopsy and full investigations are being performed.