2011-06-16 / Local & State

Philadelphia Teen Drowns After Holding Breath In New Jersey Pool

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in New Jersey say a Philadelphia teenager drowned after competing with friends to see who could hold their breath the longest underwater.

Authorities say the 17- year-old girl drowned Friday afternoon at the pool at the Hideaway Beach Campground in Middle Township.

They say friends pulled her from the bottom of the pool and tried to revive her, but were unsuccessful.

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