A 14 years old Nigerian living in New Jersey, Iheanyichukwu Anyanwu who is a ninth-grade student at Suffield Academy, has died two days after he was pulled from the swimming school of an independent secondary school in Connecticut.
Suffield Academy Headmaster Charlie Cahn said on Saturday that Iheanyichukwu Anyanwu was from Irvingston, N.J and the ninth grader died early Friday morning, at Baystate Medical Center in the western Massachusetts city of Springfield.
The Headmaster says the boy, of Nigerian descent, was in the pool very briefly but needed to be rescued. An athletic trainer who was also on the pool deck immediately performed CPR while Paramedics who responded to the scene delivered emergency care and took the boy to hospital.
Reports have it that Iheanyichukwu Anyanwu was swimming for a brief time around 3 p.m. when he got drowned. The School administrators administered first aid to Anyanwu and paramedics were called before the deceased was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, where he died Friday just before noon.