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July 11, 2006

Valdosta - Quick police action helped save a South Georgia man from drowning.  Valdosta Police Officer J. B. Jones and Captain Matthew O'Steen were called to 500 Heritage Road Monday evening.

They found 29-year-old Keith Coleman unresponsive at the bottom of the pool.  Officer Jones dove in and pulled Coleman to the surface where the officers were able to resuscitate him. 

"The guy dived in his uniform but its not about that. It's about saving lives and he did that in this case and we're really happy about that," said Valdosta Police Captain Brian Childress.

Coleman is in critical condition at South Georgia Medical Center.  He was playing in the pool with his three young nieces when he went under.

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