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VT Student-Athlete Dies in Drowning Accident

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Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech officials say a 21-year-old student-athlete died in a drowning accident last night.

Darren Hankins of Chesapeake was on the school's wrestling team.  He competed on the varsity squad for two seasons but sat out the 2013-2014 season due to injury.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office say they were called to a possible drowning last night on private property near Lusters Gate Road in Blacksburg.  We're told the area was formerly used as a quarry.

According to investigators, witnesses who were swimming with the victim told them he drowned after he started having problems staying afloat.

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