Student drowns during after-school dip with friends in North Carolina
Added 05-17-19 10:18:02pm EST - “A high school student from North Carolina drowned on Friday ?" with reports claiming that he spent more than an hour underwater ?" after going for a swim with his friends in a private lake. "Ou?” - Nypost.com
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A high school student from North Carolina drowned on Friday — with reports claiming that he spent more than an hour underwater — after going for a swim with his friends in a private lake.
“Our hearts are heavy with grief for the family and friends of our student,” said Erik Naglee, principal of Page High School in Greensboro, in a statement.
Authorities got the call just before 1 p.m. about a person drowning in Buffalo Lake, which is right across the street from Page HS — and prohibits swimming, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
Members of the Greensboro Fire Department responded and tried to find the student, who was not immediately identified, using flotation devices — to no avail. Officials said he could not swim well and was wearing his regular school clothes at the time.
After more than an hour, a dive team reportedly showed up and found the boy within five minutes. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him, but were unable to do so. He was rushed to a local hospital and pronounced dead shortly after, according to officials.
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