Balloon release for 12-year-old girl who drowned in hotel pool

The family of the 12-year-old who drowned in the pool at the Holiday Inn on Crescent Centre Boulevard last week held a balloon release on Sunday. Her family returned to the hotel to pray and remember the young girl's life. 


A 12-year-old girl is dead after drowning in a DeKalb County hotel's pool.

DeKalb County police tell FOX 5 that they responded to a call about a person drowning at the Holiday Inn on Crescent Centre Boulevard at around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday.

When officers got to the scene, they found an unconscious 12-year-old girl who had been pulled from the hotel's pool.

Medics rushed the girl to a local hospital, but she was not able to survive.

Police have not released the child's name at this time.

Detectives are working to determine what led to the drowning.

If you have any information that could help detectives, contact the DeKalb County Police Department.