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May 29, 2023

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HAMPTON, Va. — A teenager who was hospitalized after nearly drowning at a public swimming pool in Hampton has succumbed to his injuries.

According to Hampton Fire and Rescue, first responders were called to the Riverdale Pool Recreation Association shortly after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a possible drowning. When they arrived, they found CPR was already being performed on a teenage boy.

The first responders took over performing CPR and the boy was taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

On Wednesday, the Hampton Police Division updated to say the 16-year-old had died at the hospital. Police said the death appears to be accidental, but the investigation remains ongoing.