Ethan (GoFundMe)

A GoFundme has been launched for the family of a young boy who drowned in a pool at a downtown Victoria hotel last month.

The incident occurred on March 24th in the pool at Hotel Zed on Douglas Street.

Paramedics attempted CPR on the child and they were eventually rushed to hospital. A week later, VicPD confirmed the child had died.

According to a GoFundMe page, Ethan, who was 8.5 years old, was in Victoria from Vancouver with his mom, aunt, as well as other family members.

The family was staying at Hotel Zed, and Ethan’s mom was preparing to go out to the hotel pool with him; however, the young boy left to swim unsupervised, and moments later, his mother found him at the bottom of the pool.

“He drowned on March 24th, 2021, his brain was severely damaged, he was put on life support but didn’t make it. Plugs were pulled on March 25th as there was no hope,” the GoFundMe page read.

“Shock to the entire family, especially his mom Kandi – a single mother who couldn’t digest this situation – ended up admitted in hospital herself as a result. She is a hard-working healthcare aid, she may not be able to return to work soon,” the post continued.

Funds raised from the GoFundMe will go towards a proper funeral, headstone, and support Ethan’s mother during these difficult times.

As of this publication, $6,515 of the $8,000 goal has been raised.

Click here to donate today.


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