Man Dies After Rescue From Laurel Pond

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012  |  Updated 3:10 PM EDT
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Man Dies After Rescue From Laurel Pond

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A 21-year-old who was rescued from a pond last night has died, officials said.

Rescuers searched for Kalif Omar Richardson in the shallow pond at the Mistletoe Apartments on Old Stagecoach Road in Laurel, Md. about 8:30 p.m.

Swimmers and divers combed the pond, which is only about chest deep, for more than an hour before finding the man in about 5 feet of water.

He was then rushed to an area hospital, where he died shortly after midnight.

There are reports that Richardson was simply going for a swim on a hot night, but police are still investigating why he entered the water.

An autopsy was being performed Wednesday morning. It will take about six weeks to get toxicology results.

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