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Columbus Teen Drowns In Florida

Last updated on Saturday, October 13, 2012

(SARASOTA, FL.) - A 17-year-old boy from Columbus was found dead at the bottom of a pool in Florida early Friday morning, officials there said.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Department said a resident of the Crystal Sands Condominiums found Garrett Mabrey, 17, at the bottom of the pool just before 3:30 a.m.

Mabrey was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said Mabrey's family had seen him just before midnight. They were staying at the condos while on vacation, WWSB-TV in Sarasota reported.

Detectives believe the teen's death was accidental, but an autopsy will be performed.

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