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Man rescued at Falls Lake dies at hospital

Posted August 11, 2008

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— A 19-year-old man who was rescued from Falls Lake on Sunday has died, according to Rex Hospital.

Christian Arredondo, of 11049 Hwy 97 West in Middlesex, was outside the designated swim area at Sandling Beach and was having trouble swimming, according to Phyllis Stephens, public-information director of the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

An unidentified boater pulled him to safety and started CPR, but Arredondo later died at the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, hospital officials said.

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  • pebbles262004 Aug 11, 2008

    THANK-YOU TO THE BOATER...YOU ARE A HERO FOR HELPING THIS MAN..PRAYING FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS

  • Topsail Girl Aug 11, 2008

    His family's thought are in my prayers. To the boater - THANK YOU for trying. You're a hero to me.

  • Adelinthe Aug 11, 2008

    Praying for his loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • kstor33 Aug 11, 2008

    EZlikeSundaymorning...what a nice comment...

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Aug 11, 2008

    Sorry this happened, but its nice to see people trying to help others.