Starkville teenager dies after almost drowning in apartment pool

 

 

 

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A Starkville teenager taken to a Jackson hospital after he almost drowned in a pool last week has died. 

 

Zemerrio Jones, 18, died at University of Mississippi Medical Center on Saturday morning, according to Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt. 

 

Jones was found submerged in a swimming pool at Triangle Townhomes Apartments on Louisville Street. EMT personnel resuscitated him at the scene and an ambulance took him to OCH Regional Medical Center, where he was airlifted to UMMC. 

 

Hunt said an autopsy has been scheduled in Jackson, but that preliminary evidence suggests Jones' death was accidental. 

 

Jones was not a resident of Triangle Townhomes Apartments. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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