3-year-old boy dies after been pulled from pool at Swim America in Clovis


Clovis police have confirmed a 3-year-old boy, who was pulled from the pool at Swim America during a preschool activity on Thursday, has died. Police are investigating exactly what happened to the boy.

The swim school was closed on Friday, as were the associated dance school, tumbling school and the preschool the boy attended. His class came over for a swim in the preschool pool on Thursday, and the boy somehow ended up underwater in the bigger pool.

The calm waters of Swim America turned turbulent Thursday as staff members tried to save the 3-year-old boy found underwater. Nobody seems to know how long he was in there after leaving his group of about a dozen preschoolers enjoying the waters of the 2-foot-deep kiddie pool.

“That’s where we were trying to keep everybody, and obviously we had a problem and somehow missed this young man, and we’re going to take a careful look at it,” Swim America co-owner Rick Klatt said.

See ABC30 here and here

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