Detroit Student Dies After Being Found in Mumford High Pool

February 24, 2020, 5:54 PM

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A 15-year-old student died Monday after being found at the bottom of the pool at Detroit Mumford High School, WWJ radio reports.

A swimming instructor began administering CPR after finding the unresponsive student. The name of the victim, pronounced dead at a hospital,  was not immediately released.

It was not clear whether the incident happened during a class or at a team practice, WWJ reports.

The district released this statement:

"DPSCD is shocked and saddened by the passing of one of our students who attended Mumford High School. The student passed away at the hospital after being taken from the school by paramedics and after the family was notified.

"Preliminary findings establish that upon discovering the student submerged in the swimming pool, the certified swimming instructor began administering CPR. The investigation of this matter is continuing, and the school district is cooperating with police officials.

"Grief counselors are on site today and will be tomorrow to provide support to students and families. The District sends its thoughts and prayers to the student's family and our Mumford family."

Read more:  WWJ

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