Police reveal new information on Colonie swimming accident

Posted at: 07/29/2013 4:23 PM | Updated at: 07/29/2013 5:31 PM
By: WNYT Staff

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COLONIE - NewsChannel 13 has received new information on the swimming accident at the Homewood Suites Hotel in Colonie that left a 9-year-old in critical condition.

Police told NewsChannel 13 on Monday that the boy did not know how to swim.

He was supposed to stay in the shallow end, but ended up in the deep end.

Other kids in the pool realized he was not moving and pulled him out.

Police say adults were there, in and out as the party was going on.

No one is facing charges at this point.

Under state law, New York hotels, except  for those in New York City are not required to have a lifeguard present at pools.



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