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Accident Information File



07/07/2002
A summer swim in a water-filled sandpit turned deadly for a 43-year-old Hammonton, N.J., man hoping to swim from end to end. The pond measures about 300 yards by 600 yards, and by the time he was two-thirds of the way across, he slipped beneath the water. A friend swimming alongside him attempted a rescue, but was unsuccessful.