Man hospitalized after near-drowning at hotel poolby Elizabeth Baier, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A 43-year-old New Jersey man is being treated this morning after nearly drowning in a hotel swimming pool in Minneapolis, authorities said.
The man -- who has not yet been identified -- was visiting the Twin Cities with his family when the accident happened.
According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office:
Shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, the man went for a swim with his wife and three children at the pool at Hotel Millennium, 1313 Nicollet Ave., in Minneapolis.
The man started to struggle and went down to the bottom of the deep end. His children ran to the front desk for help. Hotel employees responded, jumped in the pool, pulled out the victim and began CPR, authorities said.
Officials with the Minneapolis police and fire departments arrived at the hotel and began treating the man, who was unconscious and not breathing.
He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he remains Tuesday morning. Details about his condition have not been released.
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol will be conducting an investigation into the incident, which is standard procedure after a near drowning.