ST. LOUIS — The family of a boy who drown in the Lumiere Hotel pool earlier this month filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hotel's parent company and general manager.
On Aug. 17, firefighters responded to the hotel around 7 p.m. where Edward Lee Harris Jr. was found unconscious. He was given CPR before being taken to a hospital, but died a few days later.
In the lawsuit filed Thursday, the boy's parents sued Tropicana Entertainment Inc., Tropicana St. Louis and Lumiere General Manager Brian Marsh for at least $25,000 in damages.
The lawsuit alleges the hotel didn't have lifesaving equipment, including slip-resistant surfaces and a safety rope with floats in the middle of the pool. They also said the water was too murky.
The suit said those issues would have been noticed under ordinary care.