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Boy found unresponsive in hotel pool Friday pronounced dead

May 1, 2019

A boy who was rushed to a hospital Friday after being pulled from the pool of a Northwest Side hotel was pronounced dead Monday.

The boy was identified as Hoang Minh Phan, 13, of Dallas, by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office. His cause of death had not been determined Tuesday.

San Antonio Police Department spokesman Carlos Ortiz said Phan was with a group of children Friday at the San Antonio Marriott Northwest, 3233 N.W. Loop 410.

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The Dallas Independent School District said in a statement that Phan, a student at Dallas Environmental Science Academy, was in San Antonio for a math and science competition.

One of the children noticed Phan underwater at about 9:51 p.m. and dove inside to retrieve him, investigators said.

The children attempted to resuscitate him until EMS arrived and took him to University Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Phan’s family said in a Gofundme post that he was to be taken off of life support Monday. The medical examiner’s website said he was pronounced dead at 8:43 p.m.

His brother said the family is seeking justice for him because he was under the school district’s supervision. Their Gofundme has raised more than $4,000 as of Tuesday evening.

Ortiz said the group did have chaperones, but that investigators did not know if they were present at the pool when the incident occurred.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and school community,” Dallas ISD said in the statement. “We want to assure families that student safety is always a top priority.”

Jacob Beltran is a reporter covering San Antonio and Bexar County. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | jbeltran@express-news.net | Twitter: @JBfromSA