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Family suing Lumiere Hotel after son's drowning

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.

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.