STAMFORD - A Bronx family visiting Connecticut for Christmas is mourning the loss of a 7-year-old boy who drowned while swimming in a hotel pool.

Police say Jamiire Wilson was swimming with family members at around 8:30 p.m. Christmas Eve in the pool inside the Stamford Hilton when he went under the water and never surfaced. A police officer attempted to revive with boy with CPR but was unsuccessful, authorities say. The boy passed away at Stamford Hospital.

Relatives of the victim spoke with News 12 Connecticut off camera and told reporters they feel as though their hearts have been ripped out of their bodies.

AP wire reports contributed to this article.