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Old 09-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #1
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Man drowns in a pool

http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-ne...lex-ar-481485/

A man was found at the bottom of an apartment complex pool and was later declared dead at a hospital, St. Petersburg police said.

About 11:15 a.m. Sunday, police got a call about a drowning victim at Brandywine Apartments, 1609 68 St N., and police and Fire Rescue responded.

Emergency workers found an unidentified white male in his 30s, who had been pulled from the pool by a resident who found the victim lying at the bottom, police said.

The man was taken to St. Petersburg General Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A witness said they had seen the victim swimming earlier and that the victim had commented to the witness about betting on how long he could swim under water, police said. The witness declined the bet and left the area.

Officers are trying to identify the victim. There are no indications of foul play, police said.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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Re: Man drowns in a pool

when one start pushing the limits of apnea. one need to have a buddy around.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:18 PM   #3
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shame...rest in peace
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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Re: Man drowns in a pool

One of my most memorable recoveries was in a pool. That was the only time my team has been called for a pool. Its also the only time I refused to put divers in the water.

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:04 PM   #5
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Re: Man drowns in a pool

^ you refused to put divers in a pool?
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:34 PM   #6
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Re: Man drowns in a pool

That is a story begging to be told. What happened?
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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Re: Man drowns in a pool

maybe 10 yrs back i blacked out in my pool swimming laps underneath. you know the "i can do more laps under than you'' friendly pool play. lucky buddy girlfriend was there to insist i was in need of assistance or he would prob left me there a lil too long. fist thing i said is you better not of giving me mouth to mouth
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:21 PM   #8
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Out of respect for the young man above, not in this thread. If you want the story, PM me.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #9
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Re: Man drowns in a pool

Back in the dark ages my dive club did recoveries before the police got their own divers. We snatched bodies out of green farm ponds wearing wet suits. Generally they were entangled in submerged barbed wire or debris and the call for divers came several days after the death because they tried to drag them up first.

I don't even want to think about a pool bad enough to keep divers in dry suits out...

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