TROUP COUNTY, Ga. - A 14-year-old drowned while at the pool with his high school football team, his mother says.
Nar'Quevious Tucker, 14, and the LaGrange High School football team had just finished football camp. His mother, Carrsellea Tucker, says the team went to LaGrange College for a pool party to celebrate on Saturday.
Carrsellea says her son jumped off the diving board and never resurfaced.
In tears, she told Channel 2's Chris Jose what she had heard from those at the scene.
"When he looked around looking for my son, he said he was at the bottom of the pool. He didn't float back up and he knew something was wrong. That's when he dove in and coach pulled him out. And that's when they did CPR," she said.
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Tucker was rushed to the hospital but passed away.
Carrsellea says her son was a rising freshman who had dreams of playing college football.
"It hurt my heart so much because he was so excited about going to high school and playing football," she said.
Investigators say this was an accident and they suspect no foul play.
"I know he's watching down on me, I know he knows I'm crying, I know he's saying 'Mama it's going to be alright,' but I just miss him," his mother said.
Troup County School System and LaGrange College released a statement following the incident to Jose:
“We extend our prayers and deepest sympathy to Nar’Quevious Tucker’s family, friends, and LHS football teammates. The Troup County School System and LaGrange College communities are all deeply saddened by this loss.”
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