Innocent Lawoko on Wednesday breathed his last after suddenly becoming unconscious while swimming.
Lawoko has been a Primary five pupil at Budo Junior School.
According to Daily Monitor newspaper, the pupil died shortly after being admitted to Rubaga Hospital in Kampala.
Ernest Kavulu, the head teacher of the school, said Lawoko was one of the 60 students who had been taken for swimming at Mugwanya Preparatory School’s swimming pool.
He said the group had been accompanied by four teachers and two coaches. The pupils take their weekly swimming lessons there.
“They tried to give him first aid and he was not responding and they rushed him to the school nurse (Mugwanya Preparatory School), who immediately referred the child to Rubaga Hospital,” Kavulu said.
Robert Akena, the father of the deceased boy told the local daily that the school notified them of their child’s condition and that they reached hospital before he died.
A medical report signed by Dr Andrew Ssekitoleko of Rubaga Hospital, stated that Lawoko succumbed to “cardiorespiratory arrest (a sudden loss of blood flow resulting from the failure of the heart to effectively pump)”.
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