Coroner: Cause of UCSB Swimmer Nick Johnson’s Death Most Likely Shallow Water Blackout

via http://www.noozhawk.com/ News of the death of 20-year-old local swimmer Nicholas Johnson shocked the community when it occurred in March, and the Santa Barbara County coroner released a report this week stating he believes the cause of the young man's death to be shallow water blackout, a condition that can cause swimmers to go unconscious underwater. Johnson, a sophomore at UCSB and a competitor on its men's water polo team, was found unresponsive at the bottom of the Santa Barbara High School swimming pool on March 24, but efforts to revive him, at the poolside and later at the hospital, were unsuccessful. More...