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Calif. Fire and Police Watch as Man Drowns

Alameda responders unable to rescue man due to lack of training

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) - Alameda police and firefighter stood by and watched as a man drowned off Crown Beach in Alameda on Monday. Authorities are now trying to explain why they had no choice but to stand on the shoreline.

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