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Swimmer Pulled From Lake Champlain Dies

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Police in Burlington, Vermont, say a swimmer has died after being pulled from Lake Champlain. 

Police said they got a call of a swimmer in distress, later identified as 17-year-old Christian Kibabu, at Oakledge Park at about 4:25 p.m. Monday. Friends tried to rescue Kibabu, but were unable to due to their own fatigue.

Friends of the swimmer continued to look in the area as members of the Colchester Technical Rescue Team began diving. 

The divers found Kibabu and started administering CPR. He was taken to UVM Medical Center, but was later pronounced dead. 

No foul play is suspected.

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