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Family sues Myrtle Beach hotel over boy's drowning death

Beach Colony Resort in Myrtle Beach (WPDE File)
Beach Colony Resort in Myrtle Beach (WPDE File)
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A family from Cincinnati is suing a Myrtle Beach Resort for the death of their 11-year-old son on June 2, 2019.

Trenton Piper drowned at the Beach Colony Resort last year and now his family says the death was caused by the resort failing to supervise the indoor pool area or have a lifeguard on duty.

The child was pulled from the pool and given CPR but died from asphyxiation due to drowning, the coroner said.

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Management also failed to properly "safeguard against the unsafe, dangerous, and defective conditions present at the pool at the time of the incident," according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit also states the resort failed to properly hire, train, supervise, and manage their employees and agents.

The family claims management's negligence led to Piper's death.

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An unspecified amount of money is requested in the lawsuit for the families "pain and suffering, shock and terror, mental and emotional distress, medical bills, funeral expenses, and severe injury to the whole person."

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