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16-year-old nearly drowns in Horseheads

HOSEHEADS, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - A 16-year-old is in Strong Memorial Hospital after nearly drowning Monday in the Town of Horseheads.

Just after 5pm State Police were called to a gravel pit off Franklin Street for a swimmer that did not resurface.

16-year-old Michael Parker of Horseheads was swimming with friends when the incident occurred.

Parker was taken to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and then transferred later to Strong Memorial in Rochester.

Parker is listed in guarded condition and Police have said that possible Trespassing charges are pending.

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