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Man nearly drowns in Vancouver Lake

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A man nearly drowned this weekend at Vancouver Lake Park.

Vancouver Fire officials say it happened just before 5 p.m. Sunday.  A 20-year-old man cramped up while he was swimming in the cold water.

Family and friends told authorities they saw him struggling.  Though he never went under completely, the man did swallow a lot of water.

Family and friends managed to get him to the shore. Paramedics took him to the hospital to be checked out.

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