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Chinese Exchange Student Drowns In Host Family's Pool
A 16-year-old Chinese exchange student visiting Anaheim drowned in the backyard pool of his host family last night.
The Anaheim Police Department received a call about a possible drowning in the 800 block of West North Street around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. CPR was performed on the teen at home and he was transported to Anaheim Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to ABC 7.
It was the student's first week with the family, who has been known to host other Chinese students in the past.
There are conflicting news reports about whether the boy was swimming alone. ABC 7 reports that several other people in the gated pool area when he drifted into the deep end before he was pulled out of the water. The Los Angeles Times and City News Service says he went for a swim alone and was later found to be in distress before a rescue was attempted.
Police said they don't suspect any foul play, and the Chinese Consulate has been notified about his death.