Report: Teen saved last week from near-drowning dies in hospital

Published 11:17 am Monday, July 15, 2019

A Mississippi teenager who was pulled from a swimming pool, resuscitated and hospitalized for nearly a week has died.

WTVA-TV reports that Zemerrio Jones, 18, died Sunday at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Jones was pulled from the swimming pool at a Starkville apartment complex on Monday, July 8, after he was found submerged in the pool.

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He was resuscitated by emergency personnel and airlifted to UMMC where he was last listed in critical condition.

An autopsy will be performed, the TV station reported.