The Maryland medical examiner has “unpended” release of the cause and manner of death of 14-year-old North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Louis Lowenthal, as well as the autopsy report. I will publish the latter as soon as I have it.
As expected, the coroner ruled accidental death from “complications of near-drowning.”
Young Lowenthal died last October 31, three days after being pulled from the bottom of a practice pool at Meadowbrook Aquatic Center. The death raised questions about safety procedures at Meadowbrook, which is owned by Murray Stephens, the founder of the swim club, who had been forced out of his position as CEO there a year earlier amid allegations of sexual abuse of a former swimmer.