Swimmer pulled from Jewel Lake dies

Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ANCHORAGE - A swimmer pulled from the bottom of Jewel Lake has died.

KTUU-TV reports John Negra died Saturday after being taken off life support.

A neighbor heard Negra call for help Wednesday as Negra tried swimming across the lake.

Firefighters reached the lake within minutes and commandeered boats to reach Negra. A diver pulled him from the water.

Police Lt. Dave Parker said Negra was not breathing when he was pulled from the water.

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