Newham College student Daniel Olatunji tragically drowns on holiday in America
PUBLISHED: 10:50 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 07 March 2017
A teenage student at Newham College has drowned while on holiday in America.
Daniel Olatunji, 18, died in intensive care hours after he was found unresponsive in a Los Angeles hotel pool.
The teenager was said to have been on a trip of the US with his mother, 54, who lives in Silvertown, Newham.
Following Daniel’s death, an online fundraising page was set up, raising £14,000 in order to bring his body home.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We supported the family of a British man who sadly died in California in December 2016.
“Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”
An inquest into Daniel’s death will be held on a date to be fixed at East London Coroners’ Court.