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07/23/03

Gulfport Seabee Drowns In Biloxi Swimming Pool

A Gulfport Seabee, who just returned from Iraq, drowned in the swimming pool of a Biloxi hotel.

29-year old Jake Murphy was found at the bottom of the President Broadwater Beach pool around eleven Monday night.

The coroner's office is ruling his death as accidental. Murphy reportedly could not swim.

Jake Murphy was a member of NMCB-74, a unit that just recently returned from Iraq.

Despite serving in the Navy for the past three years, a spokesman for the seabee base says Murphy was not a United States citizen. He was born in Ireland, and was working toward his U.S. citizenship.

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