Child dies after 'tragic accident' at hotel pool in Victoria: police

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First responders performed first aid, including CPR, on a child injured in the pool area of a Victoria hotel. The child was later rushed to hospital and remains in critical condition. (CHEK - image credit)
First responders performed first aid, including CPR, on a child injured in the pool area of a Victoria hotel. The child was later rushed to hospital and remains in critical condition. (CHEK - image credit)

UPDATE — March 30, 2021: The child who was injured during an incident at the Hotel Zed Pool in Victoria has now died, according to police. The B.C. Coroners' Service confirmed it is now investigating but no further details were released.

EARLIER STORY:

Police say a child remains in critical condition after suffering life-threatening injuries during an incident at the Hotel Zed Pool in Victoria on Wednesday evening.

"It's a tragic accident," said Const. Cam MacIntyre of the Victoria Police Department.

MacIntyre provided few details but did say police and paramedics were called to the Zed Hotel on Douglas Street around 6 p.m. Wednesday night where they performed first aid, including CPR, before rushing the child to hospital.

Following an investigation by detectives MacIntyre said there was no indication that the injuries were the result of illegal activity.

"We have a common-law duty to perform an investigation when someone is injured in this nature, but this is really no longer a police investigation," he said.

In a written statement, officials with the Zed Hotel say they are deeply saddened by the accident and that their thoughts are with the family of the injured child.