4-Year-Old Dies After Yacht Club Pool Party

Will Abbott was found unconcious in the pool on June 9

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A 4-year-old boy has died after he was rushed to the hospital following a kindergarten pool party at the San Diego Yacht Club, according to the medical examiner's office.

Four-year-old William Abbott was spotted face down in the pool on June 9, and he was unconscious and blue when he was pulled from the water, a witness told NBC 7.

William was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and on Friday, his parents learned he wouldn’t wake up, according to a friend’s post to a GoFundMe page. He died that evening from brain injury due to resuscitated drowning, the medical examiner says.

His manner of death was an accident. Plans for a memorial service have not been released.

San Diego police are investigating how the drowning happened. Officers say the pool was full of kids, celebrating the end of the school year, but there was just one lifeguard on duty. William’s unconscious body was first spotted by someone other than the lifeguard.

The general manager of the yacht club said the business will be assisting local authorities to determine what happened.
 

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