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Unconfirmed reports say Toronto boy dead after late-night pool mishap

A 16-year-old Toronto boy has reportedly died after he and a group of friends snuck into the Thornhill Outdoor Pool late last night.

At about 11 p.m. on Aug. 23, York Regional Police received a call about a boy in distress, Constable Marina Orlovski said today.

A group of about six friends got into the closed pool, located at 28 Centre St. just west of Yonge St., she said. Four of them went for a dip.

“I cannot confirm but it is possible that the young man had some kind of medical condition or medical episode and that may have been what happened,” she said.

The boy was taken by ambulance to the Hospital for Sick Children where he was on life support as of this morning.

York police couldn’t confirm media reports that the boy has died.

“It’s not criminal in nature,” Orlovski said. “We are investigating it but there is nothing untoward about the incident.”

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Online: August 24, 2009 [link]