MU student's condition worsens after near-drowning

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 8:17 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 22, 2009

COLUMBIA — An MU graduate student who nearly drowned in an apartment complex pool last month is back in critical condition, a University Hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday afternoon.

On June 30, the Missourian reported that the status of Yirui Wei, 22, had improved from critical to serious, but her condition has since worsened, University Hospital spokeswoman Barbie Morgan said.

Wei, an MU graduate student from China, was transported to University Hospital in critical condition at about 9:30 p.m. June 25 after firefighters arrived and found her unconscious at the bottom of the pool at Tara Apartments. Bystanders said she had been underwater for about five minutes.

She was an inexperienced swimmer, the Columbia Fire Department has said.

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