Lifeguard critical, swimmer drowned after breath-holding exercise


One man training to be a Navy SEAL was dead and a off-duty lifeguard in grave condition yesterday after trying to do breath-holding exercises in a public pool in Staten Island, practicing techniques similar to those used in military training. About 20 people were swimming in the pool staffed with 2 lifeguards and 5 other staff members, when the two men were found in 3 feet of water in a corner of the Lyons Pool in Tompkinsville. Via NY Daily News and The Wall Street Journal.


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