MIAMI BEACH – (CBSMIami.com) – A man swimming in the pool Sunday at the Clevelander Hotel disappeared beneath the surface and drowned, despite the efforts of people at poolside to save him.
Miami Beach Police spokesperson Wayne Jones confirmed that a 40-year-old man, believed to be an out-of-state visitor, had been swimming in the pool of the Ocean Drive hotel late Sunday afternoon, when he went underwater and did not resurface.
Jones said people around the pool jumped into the water, pulled the man out, and started administering CPR. Miami Beach Fire Rescue was called, and the man was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Jones said the man was with a group of others who witnesses said had been drinking heavily, but it’s not yet known if alcohol was involved in the death.
A person speaking for the Hotel said management did not want to comment about the death.