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Teen, 14, Dies After Being Pulled From School Swimming Pool

(STMW) -- A 14-year-old Chicago boy died after he was pulled from a pool Wednesday afternoon at a high school in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood.

Crews responded to Kennedy High School at 6325 W. 56th St. and found Rosario Gomez in the pool area, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Rosario Gomez Drowning Victim
Rosario Gomez (courtesy: Rafa Manzo)

Gomez had been in the pool, but was pulled from the water before firefighters arrived, Langford said.

He was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, where he was pronounced dead, according to Chicago Police.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday. Area Central detectives are investigating.

Chicago Public Schools spokesman Michael Passman said crisis supporters were sent to the school, but he didn't provide any additional information.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire copy; Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


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