SAN ANTONIO – A 13-year-old boy who was found unresponsive in a hotel pool Friday night died Monday, the Bexar County Medical Examiner confirmed.
Hoang Minh Phun was found at the bottom of a pool at the Marriott Hotel at 3233 Northwest Loop 410 around 10 p.m. Friday, according to authorities. Police said Minh and several other kids from North Texas were in town for a retreat and that they were swimming in the pool when they saw the 13-year-old.
Chaperones and kids pulled Phun from the pool and began CPR on the boy, according to police. He was taken to University Hospital in critical condition, where he later died.
The Dallas Independent School District released a statement saying the boy was participating in a math and science competition in San Antonio when he died.
The Dallas Independent School District released the following statement regarding his death:
“We are saddened to learn about an incident involving a student from Dallas Environmental Science Academy, during an out-of-town math and science competition. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and school community. We want to assure families that student safety is always a top priority. Dallas ISD is committed to providing support to students and staff. A counseling team has been made available and will continue to serve as needed. Once again, our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”