Washington County, Ore. – Very sad news. Police are investigating a drowning at an aquatic center in Hillsboro. Authorities say around 9:30pm last night a teenage girl was found underwater after swim team practice at Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center. Lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead at the scene. The swim placed the cover on the outdoor pool as they finished practice it is not clear if 14 year old Nabila Maazouz was still in the pool or if she returned later and got back in the pool. it was 20- 25 minutes later when she was found. the student was a member of the Liberty High school Swim Team and a student at Oregon Episcopal school.
comment from the school Director Mo Copeland:
The entire OES community is deeply saddened by the loss of Nabila Maazouz, a ninth-grader at our school. Her passing will be felt profoundly throughout OES and beyond, and our hearts are with Nabila’s family and friends. Our counselors and chaplains are supporting students, faculty and staff who are grieving, and students are making use of quiet spaces on campus to reflect and share as they process this difficult news.
The investigation is ongoing.