Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Boy pulled from Disney's Pop Century Resort pool on Sunday dies

What a tragic end to what should have been a magical vacation for this Missouri family.

Anthony Johnson, 13, died Tuesday morning after being pulled from the pool at the Pop Century Resort on Sunday night.

Family members and bystanders performed CPR on Johnson, and he did not drown on the scene. He was taken to Florida Hospital Celebration Health where he passed away this morning.

Disney spokeswoman Marilyn Waters stated that lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm and that there are signs posted advising guests that swimming outside of those hours are at their own risk.

Disney also gave the following statement:
"We are saddened by Anthony Johnson’s passing and our hearts go out to his family, friends and loved ones. We have reached out to his family to offer care and assistance during this difficult time."

My personal thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

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