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