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South Georgia teen drowns at Florida Park

July 25, 2004

A South Georgia teen drowns at a Florida State Park. 

 17-year-old Dwayne Copeland, of Meigs, was swimming in a pond at McClay Gardens in Tallahassee when he started to struggle and slipped under the water.

His cousins called help. It took rescuers more than 20 minutes to find Copeland's body under water. Emergency crews performed CPR, but the teen was later pronounced dead at the hospital

posted at 6:28PM by scott.hunter@walb.com

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