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14-Y-O boy dies at National Aquatic Centre

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Joel Adams, a 14-year-old student of Dennis Street, Sophia Care Centre, lost his life at about 15:05 hrs yesterday (Tuesday) at the National Aquatic Centre at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.

Investigations revealed that Adams left the Care Centre with a group of children at about 13:30 hrs and went to the Aquatic Centre for a “swim programme”.

Miss Khemwatti Dasrat, the caretaker, related that at about 14:55hrs, she heard the whistle blow at the Aquatic Centre, and the children started to exit the pool.

One of the swim coaches related that she saw when Adams backflipped into the pool, and the lifeguard jumped in the water to rescue him. He was taken out of the pool and attended to by a nurse there on stand-by. An ambulance was summoned, and he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The body is at the GPHC’s Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.

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