16-year-old student athlete dead after drowning incident at Henrico pool

Published: Aug. 2, 2017 at 10:58 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2017 at 11:11 PM EDT
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A 16-year-old Henrico student athlete is dead after a drowning incident at a community pool.

Henrico police and fire responded to the pool, located in the 5600 block of Crenshaw Road, around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday for a report of a drowning.

During the investigation, officers found out the 16-year-old, identified as Shyheem Jackson, and five other teenagers entered the pool area, which was locked.

Officers say at some point, Jackson was found at the bottom of the pool, and his body was pulled out. Officials tried to save his life on the scene.

Jackson was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, and now loved ones are grieving the loss of the rising sophomore.

"He had the most beautiful smile in the world. That's my best friend. He was always so funny. He loved everybody," said Katrina Jones.

"We all in this family circle, extended, we all just gained a guardian angel because he's going to take care of us now," said Carolyn Jones.

Police are classifying this as a death investigation.

Foul play is not suspected.

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