14-year-old boy dies after being pulled from school pool in Lansing

LANSING (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A 14-year-old boy died Friday after being found unresponsive in a pool days earlier at Thornton Fractional South in south suburban Lansing.

Emergency crews responded to the high school about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday and took Julian Urbina to Munster Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, according to the Lansing police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Urbina was later transferred to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died Friday, authorities said.

He was a student at Thornton Fractional North and had been practicing with the swim team in the deep end of the pool when he went underwater, authorities said. Another swimmer pulled Urbina from the water and CPR was started prior to first responders arriving.

Police said the school is making grief counselors available to students.

A ruling on the cause of Urbina’s death has not been released pending an autopsy by the medical examiner’s office.