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Tourist Drowns In Hotel Pool

Summit County Sheriff's Office

The Summit County Sheriff’s office is reporting the death of a 22 year old North Carolina man due to an accidental drowning. 

The accident occurred Monday night at the Westgate Hotel pool located in the Canyons Village. Summit County Sheriff Public Information Officer Andrew Wright says deputies responded to the 911 call at 9:45 p.m.

The 22 year old male from Chapel Hill, North Carolina was with three friends at the hotel pool. According to Wright, the group had been consuming alcohol throughout the day. The young man told his friends he was going to do underwater breathing training in the pool and attempt to hold his breath longer than he had before. After about five minutes, the friends became worried when he didn’t resurface. They jumped into the pool and pulled him out. He was unconscious and not breathing. The friends began CPR until medical personnel arrived.

Medical personnel performed lifesaving measures and he was transported to Park City Hospital, where he was declared deceased.

As of this report, the man’s name hasn’t been released until family members have received proper notification.