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IU player saved from drowning

on March 19, 2014 10:45 AM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University wide receiver Isaac Griffith is hospitalized in Florida following a swimming accident.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department saidGriffith was drinking with two fellow IU football players and a friend before they went swimming Monday. Police said the current carried them out from shore and Griffith went under. The friend rescued him, but Griffith remained unconscious and was taken to the hospital.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Kim Savage said the family has requested privacy. A police report said Griffith’s CT scans were normal and spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Griffith’s “signs are positive.”

The 19-year-old played at Homestead High School near Fort Wayne. His father, Shannon, is football coach at Manchester University in northeastern Indiana.

The Indiana athletic department released a statement asking for prayers for Griffith.

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