Drowning at Plymouth apartment pool where teen died 1 year ago

Hennepin County sheriff's officials confirmed a man died after being pulled from a Plymouth, Minn. apartment indoor pool on Sunday evening -- the same pool where a 16-year-old died almost exactly one year ago.

The man was in his 30s and lived at the apartment complex. He was pulled from the pool by a family member and another person. Sheriff's officials are classifying the incident as a "possible drowning," though it's unclear exactly what happened before he was pulled from the pool.

Police responded to the Plymouth Square at 37th apartments at 15300 37th Avenue N. around 7:30 p.m. after a 911 caller reported that an unresponsive man had been pulled from the pool. Plymouth police, the Plymouth Fire Department, and the Hennepin County sheriff's office all responded and performed CPR upon arrival. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His identity will be released by the Hennepin County medical examiner's office.

The 16-year-old boy died almost exactly a year ago after being pulled unresponsive from the same pool. Last April, a spokesperson with the apartment complex said there are clear signs indicating lifeguards are not on duty and a tragedy like this had never happened there before.

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Benedict Richardson, a Liberian immigrant who was about to enroll at Wayzata High School, was pronounced dead at North Memorial Medical Center. Deputies responded to report of a possible drowning around 7 p.m. that night. First responders began CPR at the scene but were unable to revive him. His father said his son knew how to swim.

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