- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say a 14-year-old Nigerian boy has drowned at a hotel swimming pool.

According to police, the boy was part of a group of 20 students from Nigeria. They had travelled to Albuquerque for a robotics competition.

While the group was staying at a Wyndham Hotel in the city, police say, the teen entered the swimming pool and drowned Monday, with hotel staff jumping into the water to try to save the child, pulling him from the water and attempting CPR.

An Albuquerque police officer also attempted CPR before an ambulance arrived.

After nearly an hour of efforts to save him, the 14-year-old was pronounced dead, and the officer first called a chaplain, then the Islamic Center of New Mexico to assist the students who had travelled with the boy.



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