Aljuwon Pipkin, who was visiting Walt Disney World from New Jersey, became stuck at the bottom of the hot tub last Thursday at the Radisson Parkway Hotel.
Officials said a grate at the bottom of the tub apparently broke and created a strong suction that pulled the teen underwater.
Pipkin’s father was at the pool and noticed his son stuck at the bottom of the hot tub.
“I get chills now even speaking about it,” father Sharif Pipkin said. “I was truly a traumatic moment. I figured he was at the bottom and they just couldn’t pull him up and then he didn’t come up. And, I pulled again and he didn’t come up. I began to holler for help from people.”
As people jumped in to pull the teen from the bottom of the tub, Pipkin’s father jumped in and began to breathe air into his son’s mouth, the report said.