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Rock Island High School junior found dead at resort pool in Orion, Illinois

A student at Rock Island High School passed away during Memorial Day weekend 2016.
Tyler John, image from obituary on Wheelan-Presley website

A student at Rock Island High School passed away during Memorial Day weekend 2016.

According to authorities, 17-year-old Tyler J. John was found dead at Hillcrest Resort in rural Orion, Illinois. He had been reported missing around 11 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016, and was later found dead in the resort’s pool.

Tyler John was a junior at Rock Island High School, according to his obituary on Wheelan-Pressly’s website.  He was involved in track, cross country, German Club, marching band, jazz band, and symphonic band.  He was also involved with the ROTC and was enlisted in the Army Reserve.

Counselors were expected to be available to Rock Island students mourning their classmate’s passing.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Henry County Coroner David Johnson confirmed on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 that the teen’s cause of death was drowning.