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Teen from Nigeria drowns at Albuquerque hotel

Joy Wang

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An investigation is underway after a teenager from Nigeria drowned at a northeast Albuquerque hotel on Monday.

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Reports came into first responders about an accidental drowning in the afternoon hours at the Wyndham hotel near Menaul and Carlisle boulevards. According to the Albuquerque Police Department, the victim and three others were in town for a robotics competition.

APD says the four kids went to the pool without a chaperone but couldn't swim. When one was drowning, the others couldn't save him.

"There was a bystander that was on scene performing effective CPR on the person," said Tom Ruiz, a public information officer for the Albuquerque Fire Department. "Within one minute, there was an APD officer that arrived, and he was also able to take over for the bystander and he began to perform CPR on the person."

Then AFD took over. Their efforts didn't work.

"They stayed on scene for a total of 47 minutes conducting what is advanced cardiac life support on the person," Ruiz said.

Police say the teenager was about 14 or 15 years old.

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