Teen drowns in apartment pool

Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 3:37 PM
Last updated Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 9:23 PM
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A 14-year-old boy died in an apparent drowning at Charlestowne South Apartments Saturday night.

According to Richmond County Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald, Byron Keith Raydell McIntosh Jr. was visiting relatives for a party at the apartment complex at 2119 Lumpkin Road. About 8 p.m. maintenance workers said it was closing time for the pool, and the teenager left the pool with his family.

Later, the boy's family noticed he was missing and went looking for him. About 9:30 p.m. a man spotted the teenager on the bottom of the pool, pulled him out and performed CPR.

He was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:01 p.m.

The investigation into the young man’s death is ongoing, Deputy Coroner McDonald said.

He was a ninth grade student at Cross Creek High School, Deputy Coroner McDonald said.

His body has been taken to Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab in Atlanta, and an autopsy is scheduled Monday morning.

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TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/30/09 - 02:47 pm
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Omg, how horrible. My

Omg, how horrible. My condolences to the family.

redapples
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redapples 08/30/09 - 04:06 pm
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Tragic!

Tragic!

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 08/30/09 - 05:54 pm
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As the manager and CPO for an

As the manager and CPO for an apartment community with two pools, it's a constant fear of mine that the same thing will happen. Though my pools have a set closing time, and are gated and locked, I have on multiple occasions caught people in my pools after closing time. I have caught them having sex, and just swimming. I have caught residents in the pools drinking and drunk. Folks and especially PARENTS, pools are dangerous places. Don't swim solo, don't drink and swim. Respect the rules, they are there for your safety and security! To the parents of young MR. McIntosh, I offer you my prayers and condolences. May God give you strength during this tragic time.

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Mudfish 08/30/09 - 10:02 pm
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GACopperhead, Have you

GACopperhead, Have you thought of installing an alarm on the pool for after hours that alarms when it detects a good sized movement of the surface of the water in the pool?
That would let you know if someone enters the pool after it closes.
At least, it would help you enforce the closing time of the pool.

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