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JSO: Man dies after near drowning

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was taken to the hospital after a near drowning Saturday evening on the Westside has died.

It happened outside a residence on Deepwood Court, off Ricker Road, at about 6 p.m. Police were on scene for about an hour investigating.

Jacksonville police said James Dixon, 52, was taken to the hospital with injuries described as life-threatening.

Investigators said it appears alcohol was a factor, and that Dixon had been drinking.

The incident is believed to be an accident and no foul play is suspected.