Makerere student drowns in swimming pool

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A student of Makerere University Sunday evening drowned in the university swimming pool.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe identified the deceased as James Uwimpuhwe, a second year Arts student.

“I have received with much shock news of the death of James Uwimpuhwe, a second year Arts student who has drowned in the University swimming pool this evening,” Nawangwe tweeted.

He added: “A brief to me from the Swimming Pool management indicates that James got stuck while attempting under-water swimming.”

According to the vice chancellor, Life savers on duty rushed to Uwumpuhwe’s rescue, offered Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other first aid but he died on the way to hospital.

“I send my condolences to his family and the entire student community. May His Soul Rest In Peace,” he added.

After jogging, the boys jumped into the pool to swim and it was later that his colleagues realized that he was missing after going to the deep end of the pool.

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