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Posted: June 21, 2017

Brother, sister drown in hotel pool during church trip


Brother, sister drown in hotel pool during church trip
LUXOR, EGYPT - OCTOBER 23: The swimming pool area at a high end hotel stands empty beside the Nile River shore on October 23, 2013 near Luxor, Egypt. Luxor, one of Egypt's major tourist hot-spots, has struggled to attract visitors since a popular uprising overthrew former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in early 2011. The dip in tourist numbers is contributing directly to a rise in unemployment in the southern Egyptian city. The tourist industry has further dwindled since Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian Military in July, 2013. Major hotels in Luxor are reporting occupancy rates as low as 8% in recent months and many airlines have halted direct flights from cities in Europe to Luxor, further discouraging tourism to the Egyptian city famous for its archaeological sites. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images)

By Sandra Nortunen, Palm Beach Post

TAMPA, Fla. —

A church trip to Florida ends in tragedy last weekend for a family from Dallas, Texas.

A brother and sister died after they were found unresponsive, floating in a Florida hotel pool on Sunday.

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The children — identified as Sebastano Greco, 12, and his sister Kesha Greco, 17 — were found just after 3 p.m. in Tampa’s Clarion Inn pool and had to be pulled from the water, the CW33 reported. 

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters tried to revive the siblings by performing CPR, but the boy died at the scene while the girl passed away later at Tampa Regional hospital, according to WFLA

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The Texas family was visiting Florida with a large church group at the time of the accident. 

Florida authorities don’t suspect foul play, but are investigating the drownings.

Read more here.

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