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Clearwater man drowns after drinking alcohol, police say

CLEARWATER

Man drowns after drinking, police report

A Clearwater man drowned in an apartment complex pool Wednesday night after drinking a large amount of alcohol, police said. Dario Hernandez-Martinez, 21, had been drinking for hours on the pool deck at Coachman Club Apartments, 730 N Old Coachman Road, police said. He was found about 8:45 p.m. alone in the pool and unresponsive, police said. Clearwater Fire Rescue performed CPR before he was taken to Morton Plant Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Food bank will dedicate building

RCS Food Bank, 700 Druid Road, Clearwater, will hold a celebration and dedication for its new building from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. After the official ribbon-cutting, an open house will be held featuring live music, tours, refreshments and children's activities. The Religious Community Services Food Bank serves more than 5,000 people each month at its Clearwater warehouse and about 19,000 more throughout Pinellas County. For more information, visit RCSpinellas.org.

Countywide

Group celebrates Constitution Day

The Pinellas County 9-12 organization is planning a rally at 6 p.m. today at Edgewater Park, 51 Main St., Dunedin, to mark Constitution Day. Music will be provided along with a reading of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence by members of the local group. This nonpolitical activity is designed to draw attention to American values as put forth in the founding framework of the nation. It is free and open to the public. Free copies of the Constitution will be handed out while supplies last. Coolers and beach chairs are appropriate (no alcohol please). Call (727) 773-8050.

North Pinellas

Free Yom Kippur services offered

The economy should not keep any member of the Jewish faith away from synagogue on Yom Kippur, which starts at sundown today. Chabad of Pinellas County is offering free Yom Kippur services at its headquarters in Palm Harbor and at the new Clearwater Hyatt on Clearwater Beach. Kol Nidre services will be at 7:15 p.m. at the Palm Harbor location (3696 Fisher Road) and at 6:45 p.m. at the Clearwater Hyatt. Saturday services will be at 9:30 a.m. at both locations. For more information, visit www. JewishClearwater.com or call (727) 789-0408.

Palm Harbor

Wellness fair at museum planned

The Palm Harbor Historical Society will present a health and wellness fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. "Your Passport to Health and Wellness," hosted by chiropractor Pat Snair of Back N' Balance of Dunedin, will be held on the grounds of North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road. Topics include both holistic and traditional approaches to medicine and improving health. The event is free. For more information, call (727) 724-3054.

In Sports

Football: East Lake at Tarpon Springs, 8C.

Clearwater man drowns after drinking alcohol, police say 09/16/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:00pm]
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