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21-year-old student drowns while trying to swim 4 laps without breathing

By Mason White 12:00 PM December 30, 2015
Tate Ramsden 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A young college student drowned in a swimming pool while trying to complete four laps without coming up for air, police in Florida said.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said that 21-year-old Tate Ramsden of Nashville, Tennessee, died in front of his sister and cousin.

Ramsden attended the Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and practiced swimming four laps underwater without coming up for air.

According to the police investigation, Ramsden had been swimming laps in the pool for a while before practicing his swimming techniques underwater.

When he tried to complete a 100, which is four laps across the pool without the surfacing for air, he went into distress. At some point, Ramsden’s sister and cousin realized that he was not moving underwater.

They alerted lifeguards, who pulled him out from the pool.

Water and blood came out from his nose and mouth during attempts to revive him. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Ramsden was a professional swimmer.