Lacey Foy enjoys a 2017 field trip to Penrose State Park. Courtesy Evergreen Elementary

Lacey Renae Foy of Lakebay, 8, died March 21 at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma after being found unconscious in a pool at the Tom Taylor Family YMCA in Gig Harbor March 17.

According to a statement issued by the YMCA, Lacey was in the instructional pool around 2 p.m. with 11 children and 9 adults, including an adult family member, under the supervision of three lifeguards when she was found submerged and unresponsive. Lifeguards and bystanders performed CPR and Gig Harbor Medic One transported her to Mary Bridge, but she never regained consciousness.

Lacey was a second-grader at Evergreen Elementary School. 

Peninsula School District Superintendent Rob Manahan said in a statement, “It is my understanding that Lacey was a bright light who inspired all who knew her with her sweet and joyful personality. As a district family, we are especially saddened as Lacey was the daughter of one of our bus drivers.”

Lacey’s father, Adam Foy, is a substitute bus driver for the district. He lost his younger daughter to brain cancer four years ago.

Plans for a memorial service are underway, according to a friend of the family. 

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