TF North student drowns in TF South pool

Grief counseling available to students

information provided by the Lansing Police Department

LANSING, Ill. (November 16, 2018) – On November 14, 2018, at approximately 4:14pm, the Lansing Police Department, the Lansing Fire Department, and EMS, responded to TF South High School for a report of an unresponsive subject in the pool area.

Upon arrival, CPR was being performed on a 14-year-old student from TF North. It was learned that the student was practicing with the swim team and had been swimming in the deep end of the pool when he went underwater. Another swimmer located him and pulled him from the pool where CPR was initiated. He was transported to Munster Community Hospital and later to the University of Chicago Hospital.

Today the Lansing Police Department learned that the student had passed away.

The Thornton Fractional School system has sent out information to parents and are making grief counselors available to the students.

 

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  1. TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
    CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
    SUBCHAPTER n: RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
    PART 820 SWIMMING FACILITY CODE
    SECTION 820.315 NOTIFICATION

    Section 820.315 Notification

    All drownings and injuries or illnesses requiring hospitalization shall be reported to the Department within 24 hours. A written report, on forms provided by the Department, shall be completed and submitted within 7 days after the occurrence.

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