Teen nearly drowns in pool

May 25, 2008 12:05:50 PM PDT
A teenager who went for a swim at a Durham County home nearly drowned Sunday.

It happened in the Rougemont section of the county, at an upscale home called The Ranch.

Lt. Rickey Padgett of the Durham County Sheriff's Department tells Eyewitness News the 17-year-old victim spent several minutes at the bottom of the pool.

He is friends with the family of a caretaker, who was feeding animals at the home before the accident.

The teenager was rushed to Duke Hospital for treatment. No word on his condition.