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Man drowns in swimming pool at Columbia apartment complex

Officers say the man jumped into the pool, then started having problems.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A 20-year-old man is dead after drowning in a swimming pool at a Columbia apartment complex.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Keshawn Deion Parker of Columbia died after an incident at the Hunters Ridge Apartments on Springhouse Drive Tuesday night.

According to Watts, Parker jumped into the pool at 8:50 p.m.. After experiencing some type of difficulty, Parker had to be pulled from the pool. He was then taken to Lexington Medical Center where he died at 9:45 p.m. 

Watts says an autopsy determined the cause of death was asphyxiation due to drowning. 

The coroner's office continues to investigate the incident. 

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