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Henrico Police investigate teen drowning at Crowne Plaza

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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

The indoor pool at the Crowne Plaza on W. Broad Street has now reopened after a Richmond teen dies in a possible drowning.

Police say the boy was with a group of kids poolside when he jumped in and hit his head.

The parents are waiting for the medical examiner to determine if that's how he really died.

Friday night, a hotel manager said the scene was chaotic as emergency crews rushed back and forth in and out of the hotel.

At around 9 p.m., police say they responded to a call of a drowning. They say the 16-year-old boy wasn't alone at the pool and the group of kids he was with claimed he jumped in on his own, then hit his head.

The markings on the pool indicate the deepest end is at eight feet.

Police won't say how the teen jumped in, but there's a sign on the wall that clearly states "no diving."

Police say emergency crews tried CPR and rushed him to the Henrico Doctors Hospital where he died.

Police say the boy lived in Richmond and was staying at the Crowne Plaza with his parents.

A hotel manager said after the incident, the parents packed up their stuff and left the hotel the same night.

Police say there is no evidence to believe there was foul play.

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