Boy trying to retrieve ball dies In school pool.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. —
An 8-year-old boy drowned after entering a
fenced-in middle school swimming pool and getting sucked to the bottom
against a circulation drain, would-be rescuers told police.
They said Daniel Williams and two friends went into
the Attucks Middle School pool Wednesday night to retrieve a tennis ball
that went over the fence. They squeezed through a gap between a locked
gate and the 10-foot chains link fence, Hollywood police Lt. Roni Mangan
Daniel jumped in
the pool to retrieve the ball. When he did not resurface, his friends
ran screaming for help, Mangan said, and found a janitor. Perez
Campbell, 19 a neighbor who also heard the screams, was let in by the
janitor and dived into 9 feet of water to rescue
"I started doing CPR on him," Campbell
said. "Water kept on flushing out and out" of the boy’s nose
Daniel was rushed to a hospital but could not be
revived, Mangan said.