A ninth-grade student in North Carolina drowned while swimming with classmates on Friday afternoon.
The unnamed male student, who attended Page High School in Greensboro, went to the lake across the street from the school around lunchtime with two other students, the Greensboro News & Record reports. The three ̵
The other two students reportedly tried to save the but were unable to. Rescue teams comprised of 20 firefighters arrived at the scene around 12:45 pm. on Friday and could not locate the boy, who was found by dive teams at 2 pm, about 5 minutes after they arrived while the child's family looked on. He was later pronounced dead at Moses Cone Hospital
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Greensboro Fire Assistant Chief Dwayne Church said the student was not able to swim well. In a statement, it said that there are no signs around the lake for good reason – there is no supervision because it's a privately owned area.
"I want to remind all residents of the Triad that if there is a private lake, stay away from it, "he said." We have a lot of these emergencies because there is no supervision and no one is supposed to be at the lake. "
Erik Naglee High School Principal issued a statement on the incident on Friday, saying, "Our hearts are heavy with grief for the family and friends of our student, and I know our entire Page High community will join us in wrapping our arms in support of the family, our students and staff. " CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
The school has endured a number of tragedies already this year, including the shooting death of high school senior Sterling Davis in March. Davis was the captain of the football team and a member of the school's leadership council.