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Report: Boy Drowns At Motel Pool

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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File photo of swimming pool. (Photo Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

File photo of swimming pool. (Photo Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) According to investigators, a four-year-old boy drowned while swimming in a Southeast Texas motel pool with his family this week.

On Thursday, Beaumont police identified the child as Torrell Malilk Martin; he was pronounced dead Wednesday night at a hospital.

Authorities state that the young boy was spending time with relatives Wednesday afternoon at a Super 8 Motel. It was then that family members took him swimming.

He later drowned in the pool.

As authorities continue their investigation into the accident, they are working to determine the cause as well as the circumstances surrounding the drowning.

An autopsy was ordered with Child Protective Services also conducting their own investigation into the drowning.

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