Hampton University Student Drowns At Campus Pool Party
A 17-year-old Hampton University student drowned at a pool party Wednesday night.
University officials say lifeguards and paramedics responding to Holland Hall couldn’t revive David Esan, who was in his freshman year at HU.
The party was sponsored by the Freshman Class, HU spokeswoman Yuri Milligan said.
Hampton City Police say multiple 911 calls were made about a possible drowning at 11:47 p.m. and that Hampton Fire crews responded.
In a statement, the university said, “We extend our deepest sympathy to David’s family and friends for their profound loss.”
Esan, from Randallstown, Maryland, was a pharmacy major, a member of the choir and lived in Harkness Hall. The university says he was recognized as one of Harkness Hall’s “16 Men of Excellence” for his commitment to academics and community service.
Grief counselors were being made available for students.
The Hampton University Police Dept. is handling the investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family, friends, and the students of Hampton University that are suffering in their loss.