Texas Woman, Who Was Possibly Living at Fitness Center, Found Nearly Drowned in Pool

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A Texas woman is on life support after she was found floating in the swimming pool of a Grapevine, Texas, Life Time Fitness studio, where friends say she may have been living for more than two weeks.

According to CBS DFW, Jamila Hashim is being treated at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center after a gym member discovered her in the pool Sunday morning.


Hashim worked in the spa section of the fitness center, but friends say that she was having trouble finding a place to live and may have been staying at the gym and inside her car in the parking lot in the meantime, the news station reports.

Authorities could not confirm whether Hashim had indeed been living at the center, but noted that some of her clothes were found and removed from the building.

Her parents arrived in Texas, traveling from overseas Tuesday night. Officials with the Colleyville, Texas, Police Department do not suspect foul play in the incident, which is being called an “accidental drowning.”

Hashim is unlikely to survive, according to the news station.

Gym members, in the meantime, are expressing concern that the pool was never closed following the incident; nor were they ever notified by the gym about it.


In a statement to the news station, Life Time Fitness said only that “out of respect for the family, we’re unable to comment.”

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