Police: Girl, 11, drowns in Bolingbrook pond
Sun-Times Media Wire May 15, 2012 6:54PM
Updated: May 16, 2012 10:13AM
BOLINGBROOK — Crisis counseling teams were activated Wednesday at both Pioneer Elementary School and Bolingbrook High School following Tuesday’s drowning death of an 11-year-old student, a spokesman for the Valley View School District announced.
The victim has been identified as Jordan Oliver by the Will County coroner’s office.
Bolingbrook police and fire crews first responded to the 1400 block of Raven Avenue near Pioneer Elementary School about 5:30 p.m. on reports that the girl went under the water near a bridge and did not surface, Bolingbrook police Lt. Mike Rompa said.
Dive teams from Bolingbrook and nearby Naperville found the girl and pulled her from the water about 6:30 p.m., Rompa said.
Crews immediately began CPR and took her to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m., he said.
“We are deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of Jordan Oliver. She was a very sweet, very responsible young lady and was an outstanding student. We have activated our crisis counseling team to work with any students or staff members who feel the need to talk with someone about what happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family,” Pioneer Principal Carmen Killingsworth said in a statement released by the district.
Police said the death remains under investigation.