Brimfield High School senior pronounced dead following ‘tragic accident’ Tuesday morning

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A Brimfield High School (BHS) senior was pronounced dead Tuesday after he was found unconscious in his parents’ hot tub Monday night.

Wednesday, Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood identified the senior as 17-year-old Jacob A. Look.

His parents immediately began life-saving measures until EMS arrived.

Look was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical in Peoria unresponsive and in critical condition. Look was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. Tuesday, despite aggressive resuscitation efforts.

An autopsy revealed Look’s immediate cause of death was drowning. Harwood said further studies are pending to determine if and what medical event preceded the drowning.

At this time, no foul play is suspected.

Look was a basketball player for BHS and wore the #30 jersey.

“It’s the worst-case scenario as an educator to lose one of your own, but knowing that we have such strong kids and such strong families does make it easier,” said Brimfield High School Superintendent Tony Shinall.

Shinall also said social workers from neighboring schools have come to help students and teachers in the grieving process, and have also utilized emotional support animals.

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, during the 8th-grade basketball game, the students held the basketball for the first 30 seconds of the game to honor Look’s jersey number.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses. The fundraiser has a goal of $10,000.

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