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Student dies in pool accident

A western Minnesota boy was found unresponsive in a Granite Falls swimming pool Friday, reported KSTP TV News.

KARE 11 News reported that Eddie Ojer, a fourth-grader at Maria L. Sanford Elementary School in Montevideo Minn., died at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Eddie and the other students were at the Kilowatt Center in Granite Falls on a reward day. (KARE)

Two lifeguards and several chaperones were present at the pool at the time of the incident, the director of the aquatic center said, according to KSTP.

Classes at the school are in session Monday, school Superintendent David Baukol said. Counselors and social workers are available to help students, parents and staff. (KARE)