A 6th grade elementary school girl who was pulled unconscious from the bottom of her school pool on June 10 died Thursday without having regained consciousness, hospital officials said.
The girl, Sakura Nakaune, was taking part in a swim class at the Odamaki municipal elementary school in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, when she slipped below the surface and did not come up.
TBS reported that although there were two teachers supervising the class, neither of them noticed that anything had happened to the girl. There were 53 students in the pool at the time, police said.
A classmate spotted Nakaune on the pool bottom and alerted a teacher. By the time the swimming instructor brought Nakaune up, she had already lost consciousness. She was rushed to hospital but fell into a coma and passed away just before 4 p.m. Thursday.
According to other students, Nakaune was not exhibiting any odd behavior or complaining of any abnormal physical ailments prior to the accident, TBS reported.© Japan Today