20-year-old man drowns at Fayetteville's Lake Pines Swim Club

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Man drowns at Fayetteville's Lake Pines Swim Club
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Man drowns at Fayetteville's Lake Pines Swim Club

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A young man drowned while swimming at Lake Pines Swim Club on Monday.

Fayetteville Police Department confirmed that officers arrived at the popular swimming center around 3:15 p.m.

A 20-year-old man, later identified as Taylin Mack, was underwater near a diving board. First responders performed CPR on the man until medics arrived.

They took Mack to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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Investigators said Mack had been swimming at the lake with friends prior to his death. North Carolina A&T confirmed that Mack was a former student at the university.

Mack's family told ABC11 they can't understand how he drowned. They said the 20-year-old loved to fish and swim.

20-year-old Taylin Mack pictured with his mother Gail Griffin and sister Abril Lennon

Mack is the grandson of Dr. John Griffin, Cumberland County's first African American superintendent.

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Lake Pines Swim Club said on Facebook that it would be closed Tuesday but planned to reopen Wednesday.