A Los Angeles student rescued from a Santa Monica beach last weekend has died.

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King released a statement regarding the incident today.

“The L.A. Unified family is deeply saddened by the accidental drowning of a Bravo Medical Magnet High School student during a beach cleanup project this weekend. Our hearts go out to the relatives and friends of this exceptional young woman, and to the entire school community,” she said.

Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded to a possible drowning at 12:47 on March 26. Local responders worked with Los Angeles County Fire Department Life Guards to rescue one juvenile, who was transported to Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center in critical condition.

According to the Los Angeles County Coroner, Thuy Tran,17, died Sunday, March 27. The cause of death was listed as accidental drowning.

King said counselors are available for students and staff at Bravo.

“Although the volunteer activity was not a school-sponsored event, this tragedy is a loss for all of L. A. Unified,” she said.

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...