- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

WILLOW VALLEY, Pa. (AP) - A coroner says an 8-year-old boy who didn’t know how to swim drowned when he used a slide to enter a pool at a resort hotel’s water park in central Pennsylvania.

Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamontoni says John Harvilicz (har-vil-ITCH’), of Shrewsbury, was the guest at a birthday party at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster, in Willow Valley.

Surveillance video shows the boy entered the pool unattended and drowned Saturday afternoon.

Willow Valley Associates, which owns the hotel, says it is investigating the incident and offers prayers for the boy’s family.

The coroner says he’s unsure whether a lifeguard was on duty when the boy entered the pool. People tried to resuscitate the boy at the pool and he died a short time later at Lancaster General Hospital.

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