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Durham man nearly drowns in pool

Posted July 6, 2010
Updated July 7, 2010

— A 41-year-old man nearly drowned in a pool at a Durham apartment complex Tuesday evening, police said.

Nearby relatives pulled the man from the pool at the Woods Edge Apartments, 4651 Hope Valley Road, and started performing CPR, police said.

The man, whose identity wasn't released, was taken to Duke University Hospital. An update on his condition wasn't available.

Police were investigating what caused the man to nearly drown.


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  • pappybigtuna1 Jul 7, 2010

    It almost happened but it didn't, a near miss or near hit, what does his wife look like maybe she needs to be consoled, I think this is a skidmark moment, avoid the public swimming pool

  • csplantlover Jul 7, 2010

    John, I actually THOUGHT there might be something written about WHY he almost drowned - that is WHY I clicked on it to read it -MYOB!!!

  • wildcat Jul 7, 2010


    A wake up call - My condolences!

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Jul 7, 2010

    It is possible to drown (or almost drown) even if you know how to swim. Just like it is possible to fall down even if you know how to walk. He could have had any number of medical episodes that caused him to pass out or lose body control while he happened to be in the water.

  • wildcat Jul 7, 2010

    because he DID live?

    Well it may make him and you think. Whatever!

  • Sidekick Jul 7, 2010

    Durham man did not drown.

  • valdon721 Jul 7, 2010

    wildcat: Don't condolences normally apply when a person does NOT live? Or maybe you don't like him and are sending the condolences because he DID live?

  • tobywilliamson58 Jul 7, 2010

    Yes you are right. But it beats walking in traffic, I guess! Well, maybe not!

  • wildcat Jul 7, 2010

    Again, if you cannot swim and don't have a life jacket on, then you don't need to get into the water. It will take your life if you cannot swim. But the smart thing to do is to take swimming lessons. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • pappybigtuna1 Jul 7, 2010

    Does "A 41-year-old man nearly drowned" does that mean the same thing as "A 41-year-old man lived"? Is a woman a little bit pregnant or a whole lot pregnant? Does one nearly get hit by a blibit or was one totally missed by a blibit? Perplexing stuff