Uncle of 20-year-old man who drowned at Fayetteville swim club says he was a good swimmer


Overwhelmed with grief, Griffin told ABC11 his nephew was an exceptional swimmer who learned how to swim during preschool. The 20-year-old often taught his younger cousins how to swim while spending hot summer days at the family beach house in North Topsail.

“He swims in the ocean. He deals with rip currents. He’s a swimmer. He’s not somebody who doesn’t know how to swim. To hear he drowned in a small lake with so much security is just shocking,” said Griffin.

See ABC 11 Eyewitness News


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