Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One Man Drowns, Another Nearly Drowns In S.I. Public Pool

One man died and another man was left critically injured after they were found face-down in a public pool in Tompkinsville, Staten Island this morning.

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe says the two men, both in their 20s, were found in the Lyons Pool in Tompkinsville around 8:30 a.m.

They were taken to Richmond University Medical hospital, where one of them died about an hour later.

The pool is only about three-and-a-half feet deep, leading to speculation that they may have been participating in training drills that involved swimming underwater.

The man who is listed in critical condition is a Parks Department lifeguard at another pool.

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