Girl, 13, found unresponsive in pool at Discovery Cove

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A 13-year-old girl was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after she was discovered unresponsive in a pool at Discovery Cove, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.


Deputies said they were called to the park shortly before 11:30 a.m.

Investigators said the girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but they have no updates on her status.

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A SeaWorld spokeswoman provided Channel 9 with the following statement:

“Our staff responded to an emergency involving a guest yesterday. Our team provided care and contacted Orange County Fire & Rescue. When emergency personnel arrived, they took over care and transported the guest to a nearby hospital. Out of respect for privacy of our guests, we do not provide any health information. Our thoughts are with this family.”

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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