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Teen dies trying to hold breath in Pa. pool

| Saturday, July 9, 2011

DELAWARE WATER GAP — Police in eastern Pennsylvania say a teenager died in a backyard swimming pool after he swam to the deep end intending to hold his breath.

Officials said 12-year-old Daekwon White of New York City was pulled from the pool in Delaware Water Gap in Monroe County at 3:20 p.m. Friday by relatives who gave him CPR.

He was later taken to Pocono Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said White and a cousin were swimming in the pool and the teen swam to the deep end and indicated he was going to hold his breath before going under.

An autopsy is scheduled Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Police said foul play is not suspected.

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