Man accused of involuntary manslaughter in teen drowning death to appear in court

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) - A man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a teenage boy after he failed to pull him from a high school pool faces a court hearing.

Johnathan Sails is to appear Wednesday for a pre-exam hearing in Eastpointe District Court.

Sails' lawyer, Robert Leonetti, says his client is "devastated by the tragedy" and innocent of the charge against him.

The Macomb County prosecutor says Sails was supposed to be monitoring a remedial swim class at East Detroit High School on Nov. 8 when students told him KeAir Swift was having trouble in the water.

Authorities say Sails changed clothing in a locker room before jumping into the pool.

A vice principal wearing a suit jumped in and pulled out the 14-year-old.

KeAir later died.

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