Autopsy results expected today after child drowns in Toledo hotel pool


Authorities say a 7-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a hotel pool during a party to celebrate his birthday.

Jovontai Highsmith Jr. was pronounced dead shortly before 9 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

Rescue personnel were called to the pool at the Days Inn on Miami Street around 6 p.m.

Police say Highsmith was swimming in the pool with several other juveniles when Highsmith went underwater.

An autopsy is expected to be completed on Monday.

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