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Drowning Death Leads To Investigations

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SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Fire Department is reviewing its actions in the wake of the drowning of a Washington State University student in a hotel swimming pool.
27-year-old Tesfaye Deboch drowned in a murky pool at the Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center on June 30, after firefighters failed to locate his body at the bottom of the pool.
Officials for Public Health - Seattle & King County say the pool has a history of problems and should not have been open given the murkiness of the water. The health agency has launched its own investigation.
The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/11J0nmG) reported Friday that just over a month earlier, health inspectors had closed the pool when an inspection revealed the water had no chlorine and was cloudy. It reopened two days later.

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