Second twin dies from hotel pool drowning
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:25:09 GMT —
Days after a 9-year-old boy drowned in a hotel pool near downtown St. Louis, his twin brother has died.
St. Louis police say Derrone Snelson of St. Louis died Tuesday morning at a hospital. His brother, Laron Snelson, died Saturday, soon after the boys were pulled from the pool.
Police say a hotel guest had just checked into the Pear Tree Inn when he heard screams for help from the pool area near the hotel lobby. A hotel employee was working on one boy and the guest began giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the other.
Authorities say the boys were in the pool area with relatives, including their mother and 14-year-old brother.
St. Louis Police's Child Abuse Unit is investigating, but police say that is standard in a child death case.