Officials Identify Boy Who Died at Transylvania

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A teenager who died while attending a summer academic camp at Transylvania University has been identified.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Fayette County coroner's office identified the boy as 13-year-old Ricky Harris III.

The State Journal in Frankfort said the teen was a seventh-grader at Bondurant Middle School in Frankfort.

Officials said he was attending the camp at Transylvania when he lost consciousness during a recreational swim at the university on June 23. He was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Hospital, and the coroner's office said later he had drowned.

Bondurant teacher Kristy Standifer told the Frankfort newspaper Harris worked hard and often stayed after class when he didn't need to. She said he also worked hard on the football field and was popular with classmates.

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