T.F. North swim­mer, 14, dies af­ter be­ing pulled from pool

Daily Southtown (Sunday) - - FRONT PAGE - By Mike Nolan [email protected]­town­star.com Twit­ter @mnolan_j

A male fresh­man from Thorn­ton Frac­tional North High­School in­Calumet City died Fri­day af­ter be­ing pulled Wed­nes­day from a pool dur­ing a swim team prac­tice, ac­cord­ing to Lans­ing po­lice.

Po­lice and fire per­son­nel re­sponded at 4:14 p.m. Wed­nes­day to Thorn­ton Frac­tional South High School, 18500 Burn­ham Ave., for a re­port of an un­re­spon­sive sub­ject in the pool area, po­lice said.

The 14-year-old stu­dent had been swim­ming in the deep end of the pool when he went un­der­wa­ter, and he was lo­cated by an­other swim­mer who pulled him from the pool, po­lice said. A swim coach per­formed CPR on the stu­dent, ac­cord­ing to Thorn­ton Frac­tional High School District 215.

The stu­dent was taken to Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal in Mun­ster, Ind., then to Univer­sity of ChicagoMedicine, where he died Fri­day.

In a let­ter Fri­day to stu­dents and their fam­i­lies, District 215 Su­per­in­ten­dent Teresa Lance said the district is un­able to pro­vide ad­di­tional de­tails and that an in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way, and the district is co­op­er­at­ing with law en­force- ment. The pool at T.F. South has been closed un­til fur­ther no­tice, Lance said.

“This event is very un­for­tu­nate and as a district, our thoughts and prayers go out to the fam­ily,” the su­per­in­ten­dent wrote.

Lance said that coun­selor­swould be avail­able to talk with stu­dents, and that “as ad­di­tional de­tails be­come avail­able and we are able to share with the pub­lic, we will do so at the ap­pro­pri­ate time.”

Po­lice said the swim team has stu­dents fromT.F. North andT.F. South.

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