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Hafis Kareem drowns swimming after-hours

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A Rockville teen drowned after he and friends broke into a community pool for a swim late Saturday night.

Police say Hafis Kareem, 15, was swimming in the New Mark Commons area of Rockville around 11 p.m. The pool had already closed for the night. Photo: Bentilley via Flickr

Police say Hafis Kareem, 15, was swimming in the New Mark Commons area of Rockville around 11 p.m. The pool had already closed for the night.

Kareem went under and did not resurface. His friends called out to a person walking nearby to call 911.

CPR was performed on scene. Kareem was pronounced dead at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

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