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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Boy Drowns Hours After Leaving Pool

(CBS/AP) A 10-year-old South Carolina boy died several hours after he swallowed water in a swimming pool at his apartment complex.

Jon Jon Jackson's stunned and grieving mother is still trying to comprehend how her son could have drowned, according to The Post and Courier of Charleston.

"I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this," Cassandra Jackson told the newspaper. "It's really bizarre."

Jon Jon was autistic, but this played no role in his death.

Goose Creek police said Jackson swallowed some water while swimming around noon Sunday. Police said he later complained he was tired and took a nap. When someone checked on him, water was coming out of his nose and he was having trouble breathing.

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