Names released in near drowning incident

Names released in near drowning incident

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - According to APD, 6 teenage males were smoking Spice near a holding pond Saturday afternoon when one of them, began having complications and ended up face down in the water.

Officials reported that EMS and Albany Police responded to a holding pond behind the Regency Apartments on Tompkins Avenue around 3 p.m.

Patrolman John Hoober arrived on the scene and removed 15-year-old Earnest Wilson from the water and started CPR.

EMS arrived on the scene and took Wilson to Phoebe, and he was listed in critical condition.

15-year-old Maurice Mack and 15-year-old Marquis Wesley who were also at the scene, were both transported to Phoebe North. 13-year-old Dontae Wesley along with two other unknown males were also there but did not receive medical attention.

Wilson was airlifted to a hospital in Atlanta around 6 p.m. Saturday.

APD is continuing to investigate this incident.

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