LIBERTY- A 17-year-old male drowned over the weekend after he and four others jumped a fence into the Logan Swimming and Tennis Club.
Bruce Banks, 721 Fairgreen Ave., was taken to Northside Medical Center and died at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown later in the day. Police said he and four others, all between ages 18 and 20, broke into the 3245 Logan Ave. club.
Police Chief Rich Tisone said Monday that they are pursuing charges against the other four men, including criminal trespassing.
Tisone said he will wait for the toxicology reports to come back from the Trumbull County Coroner's Office before determining if any more charges will be filed. Other charges, including contributing to the delinquency of a child, could also be filed depending on the investigation and other factors, Tisone said.
The Mahoning County coroner ruled the death an accidental drowning. Forensic investigators said they found no evidence that Banks suffered any physical injury prior to the drowning, nor did they find evidence that he became stuck at the bottom. The Coroner's Office also found he had no prior medical issues and that there was no indication Banks used drugs or alcohol that night.
Toxicology results will take up to four weeks.
"The four others said they all jumped the fence and then this event occurred," Tisone said.
On Saturday, reports said a man called Hubbard police about 4:20 a.m. and said that he was at the Hubbard Pool with a friend who was drowning. When police responded, no one was there and they alerted Liberty police, who checked the club.
Officers there broke open a wooden gate to get to the diving area of the pool, where they saw three men trying to pull Banks from the water.
Liberty firefighters gave Banks emergency treatment and then took him to Northside. He eventually died at St. Elizabeth's.
"This is very early on in the investigation," Tisone said. "Something may come up that warrants other charges."
The drowning was the second in Trumbull County this weekend and the third in the Mahoning Valley. The Trumbull County coroner ruled Monday the death of 21-year-old Eli Miller was the result of a drowning accident. Miller was swimming in the Mosquito Creek Reservoir at the boat-launching site near state Route 88 late Saturday.
A third man, 26-year-old Cory Lowder, of Canton, died at Berlin Lake, the Mahoning County coroner ruled Monday. Neither foul play nor drug or alcohol use are suspected in that drowning. A toxicology report has been ordered.