Teen drowns in Waukegan pool

July 31, 2008 5:20:36 PM PDT
A north suburban teenager has drowned in a pool. It happened Wednesday afternoon at the Cinnamon Lake Towers apartment complex in Waukegan.

Seventeen-year-old Darius Smith drowned while swimming with friends. Smith was from North Chicago.

Witnesses told rescuers they heard the teenager call out that he was drowning. But they thought he was joking.

Smith was pulled from the water. Someone called 911. But it was too late.

Investigators believe the drowning was accidental.


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