A 3-year-old-boy drowned Tuesday night in a pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, authorities said.
The child was visiting from out of town and was somehow separated from his parents, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. After a search, the child was found underwater. He was pronounced dead at a hospital, shortly after 8 p.m.
WESH 2 News, an NBC affiliate in Orlando, reported that the child and his family were visiting from New York.
"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and our main focus now is assisting the family during this difficult time," said Disney World spokeswoman Jacquee M. Wahler.
Accordiing to Wahler, lifeguards were on duty at the time.