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MU student suffers near-drowning in Florida during spring break vacation | Local

MU senior Joseph Pedrotti survived a near-drowning Tuesday in Panama City Beach, Florida, during a spring break vacation.

According to the Panama City Beach police, the incident took place at 12:06 a.m. in the hotel pool at SpringHill Suites, a beachfront property owned by Marriott.

Witnesses told police that Pedrotti wanted to see how long he could hold his breath as he swam laps around the pool. Before getting into the pool, he bet his friends he could swim around the perimeter of the pool and had practiced holding his breath while in the hot tub.

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