‘I tried everything that I could‘: Mother, 3-year-old girl drown in pool at Galveston motel, police say

An investigation is underway after a mother and her small child were found unresponsive in a pool at a motel in Galveston Wednesday.

GALVESTON, Texas – An investigation is underway after a mother and her small child were found unresponsive in a pool at a motel in Galveston Wednesday.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. at a Rodeway Inn located at 6107 Broadway St.

Officers with the Galveston Police Department said when they arrived at the scene, the mother and child had been pulled from the pool.

Police said the woman, who has been identified by police as Alissa Hunter, 33, and the child, who was identified as Kylie Doyle, were quickly transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where they were both later pronounced dead.

One guest at the motel said she heard a man yelling for help and when she came outside, she found a little girl unconscious next to the pool.

“We heard commotion and my husband opened the door,” Gladys Glenn told KPRC 2. “When he opened the door, we hear a man yelling, ‘Help!’ He goes over to see what he needs help with and there’s a body on the ground.”

Glenn said she immediately started performing CPR on the child.

“I tried everything that I could to save her. While I was doing that, her mom was in the water. Had we known that, we would have got her. But we didn’t.”

Glenn said after the mother was pulled from the pool, she tried performing CPR on her as well.

According to Glenn, a man and young boy were also at the pool with the woman and child. Glenn said the pool closes at 10 p.m., but the gate is not locked.

Investigators with Galveston PD are currently working on this case and ask the public to contact the Galveston Police Department with any information at (409) 765-3781.


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