Town settles community pool drowning lawsuit
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town has reached a settlement with the family of a man who drowned in a community pool last year.
NJ.com reports Princeton agreed to pay the family of Colin Simonelli $1.75 million in October. The 24-year-old suffered an acute cardiac episode while in Princeton’s Community Park Pool. Simonelli was pulled from the water by lifeguards but was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
According to legal documents, the family claimed the town was negligent in Simonelli’s death. The family argued lifeguards had been seated incorrectly on the same side of the pool.
Officials had said all protocols were followed correctly.
The Princeton native had been a student at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Information from: NJ Advance Media.