Authorities say a 6-year-old boy from Philadelphia has died from drowning at a pool at a resort in Wildwood.

According to Wildwood Police, officers responded to the Beachside Resort at 3700 Atlantic Avenue around 6:30 Friday evening after receiving a 911 call about a possible drowning.

CPR was already being performed on the victim, whose name is being withheld at this time, when officers and paramedics arrived.

The boy was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center where lifesaving efforts continued but were unsuccessful.

In a press release, Wildwood Police said, "We are absolutely devastated at this tragic and senseless loss of a life so young. We strongly encourage everyone whenever your swimming, swim near a lifeguard, especially when on our beaches. At commercial or residential properties which are not required to be guarded, please be extra cautious. Adults should be vigilant in monitoring young children and persons known to be poor swimmers. Lastly, the use a life-vest or other approved personal floatation device, should be utilized."

The incident remains under investigation by the Wildwood Police Department Detective Division and the Cape May County Prosecutors Major Crimes Unit.

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