14-year old Nabila Maazouz, a member of the swim team at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, was found dead on Wednesday night after a team practice, Hillsboro police say.
According to a statement made by local police, Maazouz was found underneath the pool cover.
After a practice at the Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center’s outdoor pool, the swimmers pulled the cover over it before leaving the water. After the swimmers got out of the pool and started leaving the facility, Nabila was discovered to be missing. She was not found until 20-to-25 minutes later, at which time facility staff pulled her from the water and started lifesaving efforts.
The efforts were unsuccessful, and Maazouz was pronounced dead.
Maazouz attended Oregon Episcopal School, though she competed on the Liberty High School swim team.
According to the team’s website, they practice from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Shute Park outdoor pool on Wednesdays, making them the last group to use the pool that day. The outdoor pool, which originally opened in 1954, is a 17 yard x 50 yard pool. The facility also has an indoor 25 yard pool.