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14-year-old found unresponsive in high school pool; county police investigating
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14-year-old found unresponsive in high school pool; county police investigating

GARY — A 14-year-old boy was found at the bottom of a high school pool and was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening.

Lake County Sheriff’s police responded to the possible drowning at Calumet High School, at 3900 Calhoun in unincorporated Gary, Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez said in a news release.

The 14-year-old male was found unresponsive in the pool, which was opened to players after football practice, the release said.

The teen was taken to Community Hospital in Munster. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case.

The condition of the teen was unknown Wednesday night.

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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.

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