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22-year-old North Carolina man drowns in Park City resort pool

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Posted at 8:35 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 11:11:11-05

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A North Carolina man has drowned at a hotel swimming pool in Summit County.

At 9:45 p.m. Monday, Summit County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Westgate Hotel, located at 3000 Canyons Resort Drive for a reported drowning in the hotel outdoor swimming pool.

They discovered that a 22-year-old male from Chapel Hill was with three friends at the hotel. The group had been consuming alcohol throughout the day. The 22-year-old told his friends he was going to do underwater breathing training in the pool and attempt to hold his breath longer than he had before. After about five minutes, the friends became worried after the man did not resurface. They jumped into the pool and pulled him out. He was unconscious and not breathing. The friends began CPR until medical personnel arrived.

Medical personnel provided lifesaving measures to the male. After being transported to Park City Medical Center for continued care, the male was declared deceased.