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UPDATE: Name of teenaged victim in near-drowning at Hitchcock pool released by OPD

The pool had not yet opened for the season
Posted at 1:46 PM, May 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 16:14:07-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE 6/01/2022 2:45 p.m.

The teen who nearly drowned Sunday night was identified on Wednesday by police as 18-year-old Komi Olympio.

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There was a near-drowning at Hitchcock Park Swimming Pool on Sunday night. Omaha police say they responded to the pool, which is on South 45th Street, at about 11:30 p.m. after a report that a juvenile was at the bottom of the pool.

According to the police report, several juveniles were in the area and flagged down first responders, who had to use a bolt cutter to get inside the facility.

Omaha public pools are not open yet. The juvenile was taken to the hospital in very critical condition.

As of Tuesday afternoon, OPD said there were no updates on the condition of the victim.

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