No word on condition of Glenn Poole

Published: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 02:34 PM.

Some of those involved in rescuing Poole were students, and one of the teachers and a student, identified as Will Blythe, administered CPR until rescue personnel from Atlantic Beach arrived on the scene.

Adam Snyder, Atlantic Beach fire chief, said that when Poole was brought out of the water, he had no pulse and wasn’t breathing, but after CPR, Poole had started breathing again and had a heart beat.

He was rushed to Carteret General Hospital by an Atlantic Beach Fire Department rescue unit and transferred to Vidant Medical Center later Thursday.

A statement issued Friday morning by Craven County Schools indicated that parents of the students on the field trip were issued permission slips. The field trip met system policies for having instructional objectives that fit into the instructional program and received system approval, according to the release.

However, according to the release, the field trip request from Havelock High as well as the parent permission slips did not indicate that swimming or entering the water would be part of the day’s activities.

But one student on the trip in a post on the Havelock News website indicated that swimming was part of the day.

“We all knew we were going swimming,” student Alfonzo Martinez posted. “We wrote it down on the permission slips. Nearly everyone brought bathing suits, the beach was a planned part of the trip.”



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