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Boy Dies in Apparent Drowning at Nashville YMCA

NASHVILLE, TN -- A 7-year-old boy recently died in an apparent drowning after going down a curling water slide at the Donelson-Hermitage YMCA in Nashville, TN.

The slide released into an area of the pool that was 10 feet deep, Nashville Metro Police Sgt. Wayne Skinner told The Tennessean.

“The child had been down it several times during the time he was there,” Skinner told the paper. “The only things witnesses saw was him come off the slide, go into the water and go right to the bottom.”

A Y lifeguard brought the child out of the water, and lifeguards began administering CPR and tried using an automatic defibrillator, a Y spokesman told the newspaper.

The death is still under investigation, although there was no apparent injury on the child’s body to indicate something had happened on the way down the slide, Skinner told the newspaper.

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