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Man Drowns in Raleigh Pool

Posted April 17, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh police have confirmed that a drowning at Pines of Ashton apartments Wednesday night is being ruled as accidental.

Jermaine Hunter, 23, a student at Shaw University, drowned after diving into the deep end of the indoor pool. He was a resident of the apartment complex.

Police say Hunter and some friends were having a breath-holding contest at the time. Hunter's friends tried unsuccessfully to revive him.

Hunter was pulled from the water about 8:15 p.m. Emergency medical personnel also performed CPR during the half-mile trip to Wake Medical Center. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Police say there was no foul-play involved.