Man Nearly Drowns in East El Paso Pool

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POSTED: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 8:51am

UPDATED: Friday, September 3, 2010 - 7:15pm

EL PASO – A 22-year-old man was rushed to University Medical Center after he nearly drowned in an East El Paso pool.

Police say he was swimming with friends at a pool in an apartment complex at 7900 Viscount just before 6:30 a.m on Sunday.

At one point, the man's friends noticed him floating in the water, then pulled him out and started CPR.

Investigators say no one in the group could swim very well.

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Was he actually swimming in the pool or just splashing around? I don't know but if you're gonna get in a pool with a deep end, one with water that can cover your head while standing up, then maybe knowing how to swim should be a prerequisite.

he was holding on to the wall. young man is my boyfriend

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