Police: Conn. school pool drowning was accident

January 17, 2012 - 2:45 PM

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut teen who drowned in his school's swimming pool was participating in a supervised swim class when someone found him unconscious in the deep end.

East Hartford police say 15-year-old Marcum Asiamah's (AH'-she-mahz) death is being classified as accidental. The investigation continues.

Asiamah was pulled from the water at East Hartford High School on Jan. 11. A bystander performed CPR, but the teen was pronounced dead at a hospital. An autopsy confirmed he drowned and also classified his death as accidental.

Police and school officials have not released details about the circumstances and how many people were near the pool, which remains closed during the investigation.

Asiamah's classmates held a vigil in his memory Friday night at the school, where he was a freshman.