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September 12, 2005

Albany-- An Albany man drowns in a holding pond Sunday afternoon, when his rubber raft floated away from him.

Thirty-four-year-old Ernest Davis' body was recovered underwater in the 16th Avenue holding pond, right beside the U.S. 19 Bypass near Slappey Boulevard.

Davis was fishing about 12:30PM, when he got out of his rubber raft onto the rock island in the pond. The raft floated away from the rock, and Davis started swimming back to the far shore, where his wife was waiting on him.

Firefighters say they believe Davis got tired before he made it to shore. They recovered his body in about seven feet of water.

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