Student found unresponsive in pool has died: police

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A student who was rushed to the hospital after being found unresponsive in a San Jose elementary school pool has died. 

According to the Harker School, a K-12 college prep school, the student was in the summer program. 

On Monday, a student was found floating in the pool on the school’s lower school campus. Lifeguards and the school nurse performed CPR until paramedics arrived. 

SJPD officers were dispatched to a report of an unresponsive student at the school in the 4300 block of Bucknell Road. 

Emergency crews performed aid and the student was transported to the hospital in critical condition. 

On Wednesday, SJPD was notified that the juvenile did not survive.

The school will be providing counseling services for campers, students, and staff. Summer camp has been canceled for the rest of the week.

“As educators and parents, we share a deep love for our children,” Yager said. “The incident Monday is just heartbreaking. The health and safety of our campers and students are always paramount.”

Yager said the school will be reviewing processes and protocols involving the Harker summer camp swimming program. 

The incident will be fully investigated. 

According to Harker’s website, trained and certified lifeguards are always on duty for swimming activities during camp. Campers are tested and grouped according to skill. Campers in grades 1-3 receive swimming lessons, while those in grades 4-5 participate in “a variety of aquatic activities.”


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.