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Man Drowns in Raleigh Pool

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

Jermaine Hunter, 23, a student at Shaw University, drowned after divinginto the deep end of the indoor pool. He was a resident of the apartmentcomplex.

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

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

Police say there was no foul-play involved.

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