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Teen Nearly Drowns After Sneaking Into High School Pool

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A teenager nearly drowned at the West Adams Preparatory High School swimming pool after he and two friends snuck in to swim yesterday, reports City News Service.

The boys told their parents and officials that while playing soccer, their ball went over the fence and into the pool area, and when they went to get it they decided to go for a swim as well. But they were found when the boys had to call in firefighters to rescue their friend.

Since the school was closed, the firefighters had to saw their way in, then jump the fence to access the pool. They administered first aid to the 16-year-old, and he was taken to the hospital where he's now showing signs of improvement.

It's not clear how the boys got into the school in the first place.