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Kansas City suburb identifies drowning victim

Published on -7/2/2012, 3:17 PM

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Northeast Kansas authorities have released the name of a man who drowned in a hotel swimming pool.

Overland Park police identified the man Monday as 51-year-old Chinubhai Mathurdas Patel of Ahmedabad, India. He drowned Friday night in a pool at an Econolodge.

Later in the evening, a 6-year-old boy was found at the bottom of an apartment pool and rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

Authorities have used the twin accidents to remind people to be extra cautious during the summer swimming season. Emergency officials urged people to swim with a buddy and reminded parents to keep a watchful eye on children at all times.

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