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Man drowns in Raleigh pool

Posted June 10, 2008

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— A man died Tuesday, drowning in an apartment swimming pool in Raleigh.

Raleigh police and other emergency personnel were called to 1328 Steinbeck Drive Monday night just after 5:30 p.m.

Franklin Roosevelt Jackson, 58, was transported from that location to WakeMed where he later died.


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  • djofraleigh Jun 10, 2008

    How about a pregnant woman who JUST had a baby?

  • djofraleigh Jun 10, 2008

    That headline...first the guy drowns, then he dies. That's tough luck. How do they know he didn't die, then drown?

    Dying twice is a bit much.

    I heard of a man being electocuted, then dying, but that was a kid talking...

  • colliedave Jun 10, 2008

    how can one die after drowning?

  • irishale Jun 10, 2008

    this is a danger that we all must watch out for in our quest to stay cool with the very early onset of August-like weather.

    Also, kudos to WRAL for inventive phrasing on the headline.