An incoming freshman football player for New Jersey’s Nottingham High School was pulled unconscious from a pool at the school and had to be resuscitated and later transported to a local hospital on Wednesday night.
According to NJ.com, the unnamed student athlete was swimming in the Nottingham pool as part of a team activity as the squad participates in preseason training. The teen was resuscitated with CPR on the scene and was later transported to an unspecified hospital outside Mercer County via EMS, which was called to the scene of the incident.
It’s unclear what he was doing in the pool, but NJ.com’s report makes it clear that he was participating in a team activity. Meanwhile, neither the team’s coach, Jon Adams, or the Hamilton Schools Superintendent’s Office has offered up any comment or further explanation about the incident.
Clearly, the good news is that the teen made it out of the incident relatively unscathed, and (most importantly, obviously) still alive. The fact that he will be able to compete for the Nottingham football team rather than the team competing in memory of him is a testament to quick thinking and proper training, another incident that showcases precisely why that is so important for coaches nationwide.