Teen drowns in Cary pool
Posted June 11, 2013
Cary, N.C. — A teen died Sunday after diving into a pool at Scottish Hills Recreational Club in Cary.
Joy Hall, the mother of 13-year-old Kayla Hall, said her daughter drowned in the deep end of the pool on Saturday and died at the hospital early Sunday. She said Kayla Hall, a student at Salem Middle School in Apex, had no medical conditions and was a strong swimmer.
A 911 caller told dispatchers that the teen hit her head, but that she had a pulse and was breathing after being pulled from the water. Another caller said there was blood on the pool deck and that it was not a drowning.
Joy Hall, however, said her daughter did not hit her head and that a preliminary autopsy showed she died from water in her lungs. A public copy of the autopsy was not immediately available.
A Town of Cary spokeswoman said they didn't investigate the incident as a drowning because dispatchers considered it a medical call.
The recreational club declined to comment on the circumstances of the teen's death.
A funeral for Kayla Hall is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary.