The Mirror is reporting that a young girl died in a school swimming pool after she was pulled from the water during a “medical episode”.
The tragic year 7 pupil was in a swimming lesson when she experienced ‘problems’ and teachers rushed to her aid.
She later died in hospital .
The incident happened on February 11 at £15,000-a-year institute The Abbey School in Reading, Berkshire, on the day the school broke up for half term.
An ambulance was called for the girl, who hasn’t been named, but doctors weren’t able to save her.
The school closed the pool this week as a mark of respect for the pupil.
A spokesman for The Abbey School said: “We are deeply saddened to confirm the loss of one of our pupils.
“She was a much-loved member of our school and our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
“We are unable to make further comment at this time and would ask that everybody respects the privacy of her family and the school community”…
She is believed to have died from natural causes and it is understood an inquest will not be held.
Thames Valley Police were not called into investigate as there were no suspicious circumstances.
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