Nickelodeon Sued Over Child's Death at Resort Swimming Pool
Nickelodeon Sued Over Child's Death ... At Resort Swimming Pool
10/29/2018 12:27 PM PT
Nickelodeon is being sued over the death of a child at a resort it promoted on the network.
The boy was swimming underwater back in May in the pool at the Nickelodeon Hotel in the Dominican Republic. The boy was swimming in the pool when his head became lodged between the legs of a Dora the Explorer statue.
The lifeguard on duty was standing near the area but did not see the boy in distress. The boy's stepdad noticed the child was missing and frantically asked the lifeguard for help. The stepdad and the lifeguard dislodged him and pulled him out of the water. They attempted to resuscitate him but couldn't.
The boy died ... the result of drowning.
The resort was promoted on the network and the parents saw the ad and decided to go there for vacation.