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Autopsy: Teen drowned in Conn. school pool

January 15, 2012
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EAST HARTFORD, Conn.—An autopsy has determined that a teenager who was pulled from his Connecticut high school school's swimming pool was the victim of an accidental drowning.

Marcum Asiamah's (AH'-she-mah) family tells several Hartford-area news outlets that the 15-year-old freshman was excited to learn to swim during his gym class last Wednesday at East Hartford High School.

Authorities have said he was pulled from the pool and that a teacher performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The investigation remains open, and police and school officials have not released details about the circumstances.

Asiamah's classmates held a vigil in his memory Friday night at the school, where the pool remains closed as the investigation continues.

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