Teen nearly drowns at SwimMAC practice in south Charlotte

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by CALEB TROOP / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 18 at 6:20 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A teen was rushed to the hospital after nearly drowning in south Charlotte Tuesday afternoon.

The near drowning took place around 4:20 p.m. at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club next to Charlotte Latin High School off Providence Road during a SwimMAC practice.

A 17-year-old was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to Medic.

"The swimmer is a member of the club’s competition team and was at the pool for practice," said SwimMAC Carolina Director of Communications Sarah Waple in a statement.  "SwimMAC coaching staff administered emergency life-saving measures immediately after removing the swimmer from the pool."

His name has not been released at this time.

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