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Teen dies after being found at bottom of NW Indiana high school pool

The 14-year-old boy was found in the pool at Calumet High School in unincorporated Gary.

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A 14-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital after being found unresponsive in a pool at a high school on Sept. 11, 2019, in Indiana.
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A teenage boy died after he was found unresponsive Wednesday in a pool at a high school in northwest Indiana.

In the evening, officers responded to Calumet High School, 3900 Calhoun Street in unincorporated Gary, for a report of a possible drowning, the Lake County sheriff’s office said in a statement.

They found a 14-year-old boy unresponsive in the pool, the sheriff’s office said. He was rushed to Community Hospital in Munster for treatment.

He was transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where he was pronounced dead at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

According to witnesses, the pool was opened to players after football practice, the sheriff’s office said. At some point, the boy was discovered at the bottom of the pool.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.