Boy dies after being found in high school’s swimming pool

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MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) – A 14-year-old boy has died after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a northwestern Indiana high school.

Lake Ridge New Tech Schools’ superintendent says the boy was pronounced dead after he was airlifted Wednesday to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Dr. Sharon Johnson-Shirley tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times the teen was found unresponsive at the bottom of a Calumet High School pool open to the school’s football players following Wednesday’s practice.

Johnson-Shirley says trainers tried to revive the teen, who was taken to a Munster hospital before being airlifted to Chicago.

She says his death has stunned the boy’s family, school staff and students and “we’re just trying to make sense of what happened.”

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the boy’s death.

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