11-year-old drowns during swimming competition in Lahore, Pakistan

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An 11-year-old drowned during a swimming competition at a private school in Lahore, Express News reported on Wednesday.

According to initial details, the sixth grade student was not provided with immediate medical assistance.

The parents of the child were reportedly not allowed to see their son – after the incident – for around an hour.

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  1. This is
    so stupid of you reporting an incident happened while swimming competition. The
    Child was around 13 years old and there was no competition. Mother couldn’t see
    him for an hour because he was immediately taken to the hospital.Please investigate before you report.Child was drowned silently in the presence of
    10 students and 2 instructors because he had epilepsy which was not reported to
    the school by the parents. He was admitted to the school this session. We’re
    still investigating it more. And kindly I let you know the depth of the pool is
    from 3’ to 5’ 4” and child’s height was 4’ 11”.May God bless his family and give them courage to bear this irreparable lose.

    • Lordian I’m sorry for your loss, please excuse me if the article I pointed to is mistaken or misleading. With that being said, as a certified life guard I personally think that since the boy actually drowned, the school should look to better their lifeguarding protocol, no matter whether the boy was an unreported epileptic or not.

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