A report on the near-drowning of a seventh-grader at Sun Prairie High School Wednesday was released Friday, showing he took off his life jacket immediately prior to the incident.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services report showed life jackets were not required during the Sun Prairie High School swimming lessons, though students could wear them if they chose. The 13-year-old boy who was found unresponsive in the pool during lessons this week had taken his off prior to the incident, according to the report.
The report also described the student as a ?weak swimmer.?
Sun Prairie police and emergency responders were called to the high school at 888 Grove St. at 8:56 a.m. for a report of an unresponsive 13-year-old boy.
Police said the Patrick Marsh Middle School student, one of 130 students bused to the school, was attending a swimming lesson as part of a physical education program.