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Boy's condition critical after near-drowning at Chatham pool

Posted July 23, 2013

— A 6-year-old boy was in critical condition at UNC Hospital Tuesday after he nearly drowned at the Governor's Club pool near Chapel Hill.

The boy went under and was pulled out by a lifeguard on Monday. Foul play is not suspected, authorities said.

The Chatham County Health Department is investigating, which is standard protocol in a near-drowning case.


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  • tridad70 Jul 26, 2013

    I had heard that the child passed away at the hospital during the week. This is truly a tragedy. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

  • HomeBrewDude Jul 24, 2013

    Thanks NCMom! I never knew this differentiator. Prayers to the family for this kid. I cannot imagine.

  • NCMom1 Jul 24, 2013

    Here is the wikipedia definitions of Drowning and near-Drowning.

    Drowning is the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in liquid. Near drowning is the survival of a drowning event involving unconsciousness or water inhalation and can lead to serious secondary complications...

  • HomeBrewDude Jul 24, 2013

    Wait a second... How is her in critical condition of he did not drown? You don't have to die to drown. On can be resuscitated after drowning. Perhaps the author meant "drown to death"? Can someone shed light on this?

  • uncfan89 Jul 24, 2013

    Yep, the Governors Club is in Chatham Co. A lot of the upper end of Chatham Co. has a Chapel Hill address.

  • unc70 Jul 23, 2013

    Governors Club is in Chatham County and has a Chapel Hill address, but it is well outside the town itself.

  • chichimama Jul 23, 2013

    Governors Club IS in Chapel Hill.

  • larky74406 Jul 23, 2013

    Where is it then?

  • chatamite Jul 23, 2013

    That is not in Chapel Hill.