International student passes away following near-drowning incident in Mission

Press release states the young man died several weeks after incident at Mission Leisure Centre pool

A young, international student has died, several weeks after a serious incident at the Mission Leisure Centre.

On April 21 of this year, a near-drowning incident took place at the centre.

Lifeguards removed a young international student from the pool and administered CPR.

The young man was then transferred into an ambulance and taken to hospital.

According to a press release issued by the District “It is with heavy hearts that we share that the young man has now passed away.”

The release does not provide any more details but it does say “Both the District of Mission and the Mission Public School District extend their heartfelt condolences to the family, who have asked for privacy at this time.”

The District is also offering its support to anyone involved or impacted by the incident.

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