12-year-old boy dies at hospital

ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA

The child nearly drowned while swimming at the Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area on Cull Canyon Road in the Castro Valley area, Deputy Norman McAdams said.

The recreation area is a "popular Castro Valley swimming spot," according to the East Bay Regional Park District Web site.

The boy died Tuesday at about 5:00 p.m. at the Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland from injuries related to the swimming accident, McAdams said.

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