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Harvard-Westlake swimmer dies

February 22, 2013 | 10:34 pm

Justin Carr, a junior swimmer at Studio City Harvard-Westlake, died Friday afternoon after paramedics were called to the school's pool when he collapsed early in a school workout. Carr was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Jeanne M. Huybrechts, head of Harvard-Westlake, sent an email to parents informing them of Carr's passing.

"It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the tragic loss of our student and a member of HW’s 11th grade, Justin Carr. Justin died unexpectedly late this afternoon. It is impossible for me to summarize all that Justin was in just a few sentences. Scholar, athlete, singer, actor, ebullient child, he was an extraordinary young man by any measure."

A school assembly has been scheduled for 8 a.m. Monday to mourn his loss.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Justin’s family, especially his parents, Darrell and Susan," Huybrechts wrote. 

-- Eric Sondheimer