A 14-year-old boy, who was found unconscious in a public swimming pool in Montreal’s Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough late Saturday night, has died.
The teen’s father, Issa Ndimurwanko, confirmed reports of his son’s passing with Global News on Monday morning.
“I suspect that there could have been something criminal,” he said.
“I think he was killed by someone. I don’t know who, but it’s just a guess.”
Montreal police spokesperson said the incident has been ruled accidental.
It was a passerby, who saw the teen in the pool at the Complexe aquatique Marcelin Wilson, who first alerted authorities at around 11 p.m. on Saturday.
“He was with his school friends,” Ndimurwanko told Global News.
Emergency crews pulled the unconscious teen from the water and attempted to revive him.
He was taken to hospital in critical condition, where he later passed away.
Comtois told Global News the teen was seen jumping over the fence and into the pool.