LaFayette teen drowns in hotel swimming pool

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OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - An 18-year-old LaFayette, Ala. teen drowned in a Travelodge hotel swimming pool in Opelika, the Opelika Police Department says.

The press release states that the guest was swimming in the pool at around 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 3 and began having trouble for unknown reasons. He subsequently drowned. No foul play is suspected.

His body will be transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

The victim's identity will not be released by authorities at this time.

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