Glendale student pulled from high school pool dies

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GLENDALE -- An Ironwood High School student who was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after he was found at the bottom of a pool during gym class has died.

Police in Glendale confirm the 16-year-old victim, identified as Jesse Prado, died just before 8 p.m. on Friday.

The school where the near-drowning took place has an outdoor pool on campus. A student in a physical education class noticed another student at the bottom of the deep end of the pool.

District spokeswoman Bonnie Apperson said the student jumped in and pulled him up from the bottom. Two physical education teachers then pulled Prado from the pool. As one called 911, the other started CPR on the boy until Glendale Fire crews arrived and took over.

At this time, it is unclear the circumstances leading to the teen's drowning, but police are ruling it an accident while they continue to investigate. An autopsy is also pending.