VERO BEACH — In response to reports that a guest died after being found floating in the beachside swimming pool at the Costa d’Este resort on Ocean Drive Saturday afternoon, hotel management is not commenting.Indian River County Fire Department Spokesman Brian Nolan said initial information released yesterday about the incident was incorrect.
“The gentleman was 69 years old, not 61 and apparently he drowned in the shallow end of the pool, not the deep end, and he did this in front of his daughter,” Nolan said. “I don’t have a name of the man.”Alva Vasquez, the director of catering, who was the manager on duty Sunday, said she could not give any information about the incident, the depth of the pool or whether or not there is ever a lifeguard on duty at the resort. She would give no information, but said that the general manager, Awilda Rivera, would be back on the property at 9 a.m. Monday.The man was reportedly found by family members who called for help, at which time the man was pulled from the pool and CPR was administered. Indian River County Fire Rescue was dispatched and transported the man to Indian River Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.It is not known for certain if the man died from drowning or another health condition. Updates will be posted as more details are known.