A 15-year-old boy who was pulled from the water Friday night during a pool party at the Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex has died, according to a press release from the City of Temple Terrace.
Jessie Shillingford of Tampa had been pulled from the facility’s swimming pool by the time the Temple Terrace Police Department arrived, according to an earlier press release issued by the city. Lifeguards were performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. It is unknown how long Shillingford was under water.
“Temple Terrace police received a report from the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday,” according to the new release issued today (Sept. 25). “The medical examiner’s Initial Case Summary lists the cause of death as ‘drowning’ and the manner of death as ‘accidental.’”
Shillingford was transported to Florida Hospital Tampa Friday. He remained on life support until early Tuesday morning, authorities said in the release.
The facility was being rented by the Pepin Academy of Tampa for a private party. An estimated 130 to 150 teachers, parents and kids were in attendance, according to Parks & Recreation personnel, the release states. Several lifeguards were on duty, recreation officials said.
Teen Nearly Drowns at Recreation Complex