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16-year-old boy drowns in pool at Glendale apartments

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Glendale authorities say a 16-year-old boy drowned while
swimming with two friends in an apartment complex pool.

The three had been playing video games until 4:30 a.m. Monday when they decided
to take a swim.

Authorities said the two other boys got distracted before they saw the victim
under the water, pulled him out, called 911 and performed CPR until firefighters

The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital about 7 a.m.

He later was identified as Quentin Hoffman, who played basketball at Deer
Valley High School.

Hoffman was a point guard and Deer Valley coach Jed Dunn called him the
toughest player in the school’s basketball program.


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