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Former Santa Barbara High School Student Dies As A Result Of Incident In School’s Pool

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 1:56pm

Authorities are investigating the death of a young man in Santa Barbara High School’s pool.

The high school’s swim team was practicing this morning when a former student joined them in the pool, for a workout.

When he didn’t come up to the surface, lifeguards pulled him from the pool, and began CPR.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  An autopsy is pending.

Santa Barbara School District officials identified him as Nicholas Johnson, a former member of the school’s water polo team, and graduate of the high school’s class of 2012.

There were only a few students on campus at the time because it’s spring break, but the school is planning to make counseling available for those who need it when classes resume next week.

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