The 2 teenage brothers who drowned in a school pool in New Jersey have been identified by native officers.
Jack Jiang, 16, who attended Bayonne Excessive School, and 19-year-old Chu Ming Zheng, a latest graduate, had been swimming in the deep finish of a pool on the Lincoln Neighborhood School throughout public swimming hours when lifeguards observed they had been in misery round 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, WABC reported
Lifeguards pulled the brothers out of the water and referred to as 911. First responders tried to revive the pair earlier than they had been taken Bayonne Medical Middle and pronounced useless.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and to all of our community,” Bayonne Superintendent John Niesz advised WABC.
The district mentioned counselors shall be accessible to college students and employees.
The pool, which is in a main school, is open to the general public throughout night time hours.
“It shouldn’t happen,” neighbor Luann Beatrice advised WACB. “It’s not like they were 2 and 3. They were 16 and 19, right? They swam, and there’s supposed to be a lifeguard.”
The Bayonne Police Division, the Bayonne School District, the school insurance coverage supplier and OSHA are every conducting impartial investigations into the drownings.
The pool remained closed for investigation as of Friday.
The Bayonne School District has organized a fundraiser on behalf of the brothers’ household. The district shall be collecting gift card donations at Korpi Ice Rink over the weekend.